Nutrition

Signs Your Dentures Aren’t Efficient at Chewing

One of the vital functions your dentures are supposed to perform is helping you chew your food. Unfortunately, that’s something that many dentures aren’t very good at. And now that we're in BBQ season, it can really diminish your quality of life if you can't {{{{link id='50992' text='eat steak'}}}} or other challenging foods with [...]

Have Forced Diet Changes Revealed the Shortcomings of Your Dentures?

These days, many parts of our daily routine have been disrupted, including our diets. Maybe you aren’t able to eat out as much as you used to, or perhaps your local grocery store has been sold out of the foods you used to enjoy. You’ve had to do more cooking at home and eating [...]

How to Make Sure Your Soft Diet Remains Nourishing

If you have recently had your teeth removed and have been fitted with a temporary denture, you will likely be on a soft diet for a while. Even properly fitting dentures can’t do too much to reduce the initial soreness following tooth extraction, and you can’t expect to get back to biting [...]

Eat Nutritious Food without Processing

Recently, someone wrote in to the Chicago Sun-Times with a question about trying to eat healthy with their dentures. The expert responded with a clear answer: if you want to eat healthy with dentures, then you need to get used to putting vegetables into the food processor first. However, this is not [...]

Have Bad Digestion Since You Got Dentures? Here’s Why

Have you noticed more digestive problems since you got your dentures? Unfortunately, that’s not uncommon, especially if you have cheap dentures. Poorly made dentures can lead to many digestive problems. Here’s how, and here’s how high quality dentures can help you overcome the limitations. Improper Chewing Technique Traditional dentures [...]

From Loose Teeth to Secure Dentures

In the past, dentists were reluctant to recommend that people have their teeth removed and replaced with dentures. That’s because traditional dentures were so loose that people usually lost much of the function of their natural teeth. It was part of a process of more general decline that stemmed from poor diet, infection risk from [...]

Are Your Dentures Changing the Way You Eat?

Until they get them, most people don’t realize just how different dentures are from natural teeth. You may realize that they don’t look like natural teeth, but you probably don’t know just how different they are in function from your natural teeth. But once you get them, you know. Especially as you watch your eating [...]

Why FOY® Dentures Should Top Your List of Priorities at Retirement

Are you planning for the good life after retirement? If so, you should be factoring FOY® Dentures into your plan. Whether you already have dentures or you know you’re going to need them soon, there are good reasons to put quality dentures at the top of your list for priorities [...]

Why Cheap Dentures Give You Less to Be Thankful for

This time of year, most of us are looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner spent with family. Of course, the time off from work is good. And the company is nice. But what we’re really looking forward to is the dinner and all the trimmings. But if you have cheap, poorly fitted, or worn [...]

Could a Stronger Bite Save Your Life?

No, we’re not talking about scenarios where you’re hanging by your teeth over a chasm of death or some heroic “man bites shark” story. Instead, we’re looking at the real relationship between a person’s ability to bite and chew, and their longevity. A new study shows that among the elderly, a stronger bite is associated [...]

Etiquette Rules for Dentures

Sometimes we don’t really have a sense of needing something until something makes it painfully obvious. For example, there aren’t good etiquette rules for people with dentures. Perhaps we never had a sense that we needed them until we saw people doing disgusting things with their dentures in public. Like the man who [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“Human Pincushion” Wants Jaw Pierced with Dental Implants

Brent Moffatt was dubbed “The Human Pincushion,” and won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records with his body piercings. But now he wants to receive at least one more set of piercings: a set of dental implants to make up for the fact that he can’t get dentures [...]

Choosing a Healthy Diet with Dentures

When many people get dentures, their diet changes dramatically. This can have serious health consequences. Dentures can also make it harder to choose a healthy diet plan. Here are some good tips to help you eat healthy with your dentures. How Dentures Can Lead to Unhealthy Eating There are two major changes that [...]

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 [...]

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 -- you can eat steak with dentures, if you treat the steak and your dentures right. Here’s a guide to enjoying steak with [...]

Dentures Can Make You Gassy

Digestion begins in the mouth, with chewing. This means that your dentures can actually have a significant impact on your digestive system, and can be associated with gassiness. If you are experiencing significant gassiness recently, it can be a significant nuisance, and it' important for you to figure out the cause and get [...]

Malnutrition an Unrecognized Risk in Seniors

According to a newly published report by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) malnutrition is an unrecognized danger to the health of seniors. Appearing in the GSA's newsletter, the report focuses on how malnutrition contributes to serious risks for seniors, and what can and should be done to help. An Epidemic among Seniors Previous reports [...]

Challenging Foods for Denture Wearers

Getting dentures requires some adaptation. They are not exactly like your natural teeth, so you have to learn to eat a little differently, which may mean avoiding certain foods. Here are some of the foods that you might want to avoid and substitutes that be better for you. Of course, the fit and [...]