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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 it fixed, if possible.

Causes of Gassiness

Fotolia_38756764_Subscription_Monthly_MWhat makes people gassy? There are four common causes that you should investigate.

The most common cause is aerophagia–the swallowing of gasses, usually when you eat. Aerophagia most often results in belching or a bloated feeling, but it can cause flatulence, too.

You may also be consuming food or drink that has dissolved gas in it. Nowadays, soda and beer are the most common sources of this, but there are others. The effects are similar to aerophagia.

Some foods are harder to digest than others, which means they don’t get broken down until they reach the lower digestive tract. This typically leads to flatulence, and it’s more commonly associated with certain foods, like beans, cabbage, and broccoli. Other times, people with sensitivity to some foods can experience gassiness when they eat those foods. For example, people with lactose intolerance can get gassy after consuming dairy products, while those with celiac disease can be gassy after consuming foods with gluten. Inefficient chewing can also make foods harder to digest.

Your medications may also be making you gassy because they cause gasses dissolved in the blood to pass into the digestive tract. These can lead to belching, but flatulence is more common. Two examples of these medications are the cholesterol medication cholestyramine and the diet drug orlistat.

Denture Fit and Eating Efficiency

Your dentures should make eating easy, but if your dentures don’t fit properly, they can cause problems. Dentures that don’t fit right can cause you to swallow a lot more gas when chewing food, and this increased aerophagia can lead to more gassiness, including belching, bloating, and flatulence.

Another problem comes from poorly chewed food. If your food isn’t chewed well, it can be harder to digest, and so you might experience more upset stomachs, bloating, and flatulence.

FOY® Dentures are designed to give you the best possible fit, which will make your chewing a lot more efficient. And implant dentures can be used to make your dentures basically as good as your natural teeth.

If you are tired of gassiness related to poor quality dentures, please contact a local FOY® Dentures dentist today for an appointment.

About the Author:

This post was written by Rod Strickland. Dr. Strickland is a dentist in Savannah, GA. He is the inventor of the Denture Fountain of Youth® technique.