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Why People Who Hate Dentures Love FOY ® Dentures

If you talk to denture wearers about their dentures, the odds are good that they hate them. But if you ask people about their FOY ® Dentures, and they probably love them. But many FOY ® Dentures wearers used to have regular dentures--and they hated them! So why do people love FOY [...]

How to Get the Right Dentures for Your Personality

In a purely physical sense, dentures have to fit in your mouth, but they also have to fit into your life. Sometimes, this is a harder challenge, and making sure dentures fit your life means taking into account your personality. Physical, Emotional, and Social Needs To be satisfied with your dentures, they have to help [...]

FOY® Dentures Can Help You Add Life to Your Years

Though it’s famously attributed to Abraham Lincoln, it’s likely that Adlai Stevenson popularized the quote “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” And before him, the physician Edward J. Stieglitz promoted the concept in his book The Second Forty Years in 1949, when the concept of people [...]

Yakity-Yak: Dentures That Talk Back

Dentures have long been a subject of gags. In the days before we had gifs to make denture jokes, we had to rely on a more practical humor. One of the most classic dentures gags is the Yakity-Yak talking dentures. You’ve seen these plastic teeth that click and clack and [...]

Exploring Variations in Denture Demand in the US

The United States is a large, diverse country. We have many different terrains, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf stream waters, purple mountains majesties above the fruited plains, and more besides. And as diverse as the land is, the people are even more diverse: a microcosm of the world’s population all come here to [...]

Performance Art Encourages Us to Measure Facial Proportions Regularly

Art is intended to give us a different perspective on ourselves. There are many pieces of art that explicitly ask us to consider dentures and our attitude toward them, such as the denture art car or the wall of dentures. But dentures aren’t just something separate from us. Instead, dentures become [...]

Can You Move from Implant-Retained to Implant-Supported Dentures?

Many people quickly get fed up with the problems of dentures. The loose fit, the difficulty biting and chewing. The interference with talking and the inability to go out and hang with friends all quickly degrades your quality of the life so that it can be hard to take. The next step up from loose [...]

Expansion of Denture Adhesive Market Seems Unlikely

This is the time of year when new market reports are coming out. These reports claim to be thoroughly researched analyses of the markets they are considering. In many cases, their conclusions seem probable. However, a projection of major growth of 7% per year in the denture adhesive market seems unlikely. Here’s why. Edentulous Population [...]

Will Oral Cancer Be the Leading Cause of Denture Wear?

Overall, Americans are keeping their teeth longer. In 1962, 49% of Americans aged 65-74 had lost all their teeth. By 2012, that rate had dropped to just 13%, and it’s expected to continue declining. Better techniques for preventing and treating cavities have led to the ability to keep more teeth longer. This means that the [...]

Top 5 Denture Success Stories

We often focus on dentures that don’t work well, because there are so many applicable stories. Traditional dentures often don’t work well, and this can lead to some interesting situations. But we shouldn’t forget that dentures actually work on many occasions. Here are some stories of famous denture wearers who got good results [...]

How to Keep from Losing Your Dentures

Lost dentures are a common problem. If you can’t find them, you have to do without, or buy new dentures. If you lose your dentures, you’re also in a race against time: you have to find them before the dog does. So how do you keep from losing dentures? Here are some tips to help [...]

More Evidence That Dentures Save Lives

We are coming to understand that dentures aren’t just a cosmetic appliance, although they can be very important to achieving and maintaining an attractive appearance. Instead, we are learning that dentures--especially properly fitting dentures--are essential to health and life as we get older. We learned that objectively assessed [link id='52334' text='bite force was [...]

Why Your New Implant Dentures Might Be Causing Discomfort

One of the reasons why people want to get implant dentures is to avoid denture pain. Unfortunately, many people experience some discomfort after getting implant dentures. Here are some of the possible causes and what can be done. Delayed Healing Hopefully you followed your dentist’s postoperative instructions during the healing period. [...]

Study Shows Implant Dentures Reduce Wrinkles Around the Mouth

The loss of teeth and the bone material that once supported the face can lead to wrinkles! The skin and soft tissue develops folds around the mouth, contributing to an aged appearance. Fortunately, treatment with FOY® Dentures can dramatically reduce and even eliminate some of the most aging wrinkles in this area. [...]

Are Your Dentures Like Costume Dentures?

It’s Halloween season again, and that means that costumes are popping up everywhere. You can hardly go into any store without seeing costumes and costume accessories out--not a grocery store, department store, or drugstore. And the most jolting accessory of all can be the costume dentures. These costume dentures are usually designed to be exaggerated [...]

Can I Get Dentures That Feel the Right Size?

One common complaint people have about their dentures is that they just feel too big. This can make dentures very uncomfortable to wear. It can lead to irritation of your gums, gagging, and can make it hard to speak clearly. Dentures that are too big can be hard to [...]

4 Reasons to Store Dentures in Water

Proper denture maintenance is very important. The better care you take of your dentures, the more likely they are to last you a long time. Storing dentures in water is one of the essential steps in proper denture maintenance. Here are some reasons why it’s important to keep your dentures in water. Don’t Let Dentures [...]

Not Wearing Dentures Makes You More Likely to Be Homebound

It’s not just speculation, it’s science: wearing dentures can help you be a more active, more outgoing person as you get older. Especially for people at the younger end of the retirement range, having fewer teeth and not wearing dentures makes you more likely to be homebound. That’s according to a new study [...]

Fountain of Youth Secrets from the Longest-Lived People

We are all of us getting older, but maybe that doesn’t have to be such a bad thing. Maybe if we could discover the secrets of people who live long, healthy lives, we can enjoy better, longer lives. One person who is outspoken on this topic is Dan Buettner, a researcher who has investigated what [...]

Can My Old Dentures Be Healing Dentures?

If you’re getting implant dentures, you need time for your dental implants to heal. Whenever possible, we will try to attach new dentures to your implants so that you can have a full set of teeth right away. Other times, we may have to cover your implants with gum tissue to protect them [...]

The Beauty Is in the Details: What Makes FOY® Dentures so Attractive

When you had natural teeth, you probably didn’t stand in the mirror for hours looking at the minute details that made them look like beautiful, natural teeth. Or maybe you didn’t have very attractive teeth to begin with. But now that you have dentures, you spend a lot of time looking at them [...]

Dog Eats Dentures

Some dogs will eat anything. Including, it turns out, dentures. At least, that’s what happened to a Queensland, Australia man who left his dentures out one night and awoke in the morning to discover they’d been eaten by his retired greyhound Eleazar. Beer, Pizza, and Rugby Keiron Butler is a greyhound trainer who [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Save Dentures for Special Occasions

Dentures are meant to be worn all day every day. They provide many benefits that can help you enjoy a better quality of life. Some people with uncomfortable dentures, though, think of them as something that can only be tolerated for special occasions--like a party dress or old suit you barely fit in--but [...]

Don’t Let Cheap Dentures Prevent You from Enjoying Retirement

It’s a day you’ve worked for all your life: it’s finally time to retire. Putting work aside means you will finally have time to enjoy all the things you never got around to when you had a job. But will you really be able to enjoy them? Maybe not as much if you have cheap [...]

Worried About the Future? Invest In Quality Dentures Today

If you look at the Economic Confidence Index (ECI) survey conducted weekly by Gallup, you’ll see that, overall, it’s pretty low. Admittedly, it’s nowhere near where it was in late 2008, but the recent week’s -15 points doesn’t look good. In this economic climate, it’s understandable that people might be reluctant to invest in quality [...]

PMMA Continues to Shine as a Denture Base Material

Denture materials have come a long way since George Washington’s dentures were made out of ivory, hippo tusk, and, sometimes, human teeth. But for decades we have been making dentures with a base made out of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). And, based on some recent studies, we’ll likely keep using PMMA as a [...]

What Leads to Satisfaction with Dentures?

The truth is that many people are not satisfied with the quality of their dentures. If you are considering your first set of dentures or if you’re looking to replace old dentures, it’s important to consider what really matters for denture satisfaction. Here are some of the factors that we’ve found really matter [...]

Are Dentures Irritating Your Tongue?

Dentures are supposed to be comfortable. You should be able to put them in when you wake up and keep them in all day--except for maybe a quick cleaning or two--without feeling really uncomfortable. Unfortunately, many dentures are just too uncomfortable to be worn for a full day. They can cause irritation of [...]

Scrap Metal Used to Manufacture Dentures in China

Consumer health protections are noticeably more lax in China than in the US. Even as the country is angling to transition to a more modern, consumer-based economy, people often suffer serious consequences because of the lack of oversight into the activities of manufacturers. Although some Chinese products are found to run afoul of US safety [...]

7 Reasons to Consider Non Removable Dentures

If you are considering implant dentures, you have to make many decisions about the best type of dentures to get. One important question to resolve is whether your dentures will be removable or fully fixed. Both are good options, but there are many potential advantages to having your teeth in all [...]

Don’t Settle for the Minimum Number of Teeth in Your Denture

We naturally develop 32 adult teeth in our mouths, but for most of us in the US, four of them are removed, often before they fully develop, leaving us with 28 functional teeth. But many dentures will try to give you fewer teeth than that, sometimes much fewer, rationalizing that they’ve met the [...]

How Dentures Can Limit Your Life

According to a recent survey, 34% of all denture wearers feel that having dentures limits their ability to live life to its fullest. However, even more denture wearers have had significant life activities limited by their dentures. Social Life Can Be Awkward Many people with dentures find that their social life is affected [...]

How to Find a Good Denture Dentist

Not all dentists care about dentures or denture patients. For many dentists, dentures are something of an afterthought, something that, literally, marks the failure of dentistry, because patients have previously lost all their teeth. And, with the advent of dental implants, many dentists think that they don’t have to worry about dentures anymore (even though [...]

Why Dentures Lead to Sticky or Dry Lips

Dentures are a huge change to your mouth, and they can have very negative consequences for the health and comfort of your lips. Many people with dentures complain about sticky lips or dry lips. This can be related to poorly fitting dentures, and upgrading dentures can help. Dentures Should Support Your Lips Dentures [...]

United Airlines New System Returns Lost Dentures and Other Personal Items

It’s something that happens to about a 100,000 passengers on a United Airlines flight each year, or about one out of every thousand passengers. They’ve left something important behind, such as dentures or another significant personal item like eyeglasses, stuffed animals, books, and more. In the past, a small percentage of these items [...]

5 Reasons Not to Spend Another Year with Bad Dentures

If you’re unhappy with your dentures, you have probably been considering replacing them with better dentures that will make you happier. But sometimes it’s a long way from consideration to plan to achieving your goals, and this is probably not the first year you’ve been thinking about making the switch. But if it isn’t, here [...]

Maintaining Good Oral Health with Dentures

Oral health is still very important after you have lost your teeth. Maintaining good oral health will help you live a happy, active, and productive lifestyle. Here are some instructions for keeping your mouth healthy with dentures. Keep Dentures Clean Just as with your natural teeth, it’s important to keep your dentures clean. [...]

What Is Tissue Conditioning?

Tissue conditioning is an approach to helping your gums heal so your dentures are more comfortable to wear and function better. We may use it when you get your first set of dentures or if you’ve been wearing a pair of poorly fitting dentures that have injured your gums. Do You Need Tissue [...]

Are Hybrid Dentures Right for You?

If you are considering your options for implant dentures, it’s important to understand that there are actually many types of implant dentures that you can choose from. Among them is the hybrid denture, which combines the benefits of true implant-supported dentures and removable dentures. How Hybrid Dentures Work Hybrid dentures are [...]

Dental Implants Don’t Take Longer Than Dentures

One of the things that keeps people from getting dental implants is the time involved before you get your final results. But what most people don’t know is that it’s actually pretty comparable to how long it takes to get traditional dentures. Immediate Dentures and Healing After your teeth are extracted, [...]

Is an Overbite “Natural”?

In designing your Fountain of Youth Dentures®, we will strive to produce a natural-looking bite, which will include a slight overbite. Why? Because overbites are common in our society, even though they may technically not be “natural.” What Determines the Position of Your Teeth Our teeth grow and develop in [...]

Eat Steak, Even with Dentures

There are many foods that people with dentures think they’re never going to be able to eat again. Top among these is steak. But there’s no reason to despair -- {{{{link id='95' text='you can eat steak with dentures'}}}}, if you treat the steak and your dentures right. Here’s a guide to enjoying steak [...]

Denture Stomatitis: It’s Complicated

Denture stomatitis is one of the most common complaints people have about wearing their dentures. The red, inflamed gums make wearing dentures uncomfortable. Most of the time, stomatitis is related to the development of a Candida fungal infection, so it’s important to understand how Candida interact with the other living things in your [...]

Strategies for Reducing Bone Loss with Dentures

When your teeth are lost, your body immediately begins removing the bone in your jaw. This contributes to changes in your face shape and can make you look older. And as your jawbone changes, your dentures will lose their fit and have to be replaced--you may eventually be [link id='5618' text='unable [...]

Dentures: Vanishing Art or Flourishing Science?

We have recently come across another journal article talking about the decline of the art of denture manufacture among dentists. The article talks about how dental implants have made many dentists and dental schools put less emphasis on the design, fit, and manufacture of removable dentures. This is certainly true of the common [...]