Four 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dentures Allow for Good Eating, with Good Force

People who are considering dentures worry that once they get them the foods they can eat will be severely limited. Relatives, caregivers, and social support people worry that when people get dentures they won't be able to get enough nutrition. That's because the estimate of the types of foods a person can [...]

Why We Shouldn’t Just Say “Let Them Eat Soup”

In New York's Westchester County, an infamously wealthy suburban area outside New York City, county executive Rob Astorino was asked how Medicare recipients would chew if the state's Medicare program no longer covered dentures (as many state's programs don't). He laughed dismissively and said, "Let them eat soup. Soup is good." Now, as [...]

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