5 Reasons to See Dentures as a Good Thing

Dentures aren’t known for being particularly sexy or cool. But you know what is cool? Having a beautiful, white smile. And for some people, dentures are the only way to achieve that.

According to a survey conducted by Survata found that 63 percent of denture wearers said they had kept their dentures a secret from someone and 20 percent said they were afraid to smile. AFRAID TO SMILE? Going through life afraid to smile is no way to live. Here are 5 reasons to ditch the embarrassment and be proud of your smile.

1. THEY ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU’D THINK

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 35 million Americans do not have any teeth. So next time you feel alone, think of the other 34,999,999 people in the same boat as you. What’s more is that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Ranker.com reportst that celebrities like supermodel Janice Dickinson and rocker Lou Reed are known for wearing dentures. Even legendary actor and classically handsome Clark Gable wore dentures at age 34.

2. YOUNG PEOPLE GET DENTURES TOO

Another big reason why people, especially young people, want to keep dentures a secret is because they think they are only for the elderly. But guess what, according to Survata, more than half of the respondents who took their survey reported that they first got dentures when they were 44 or younger. Forty-four is not considered elderly!

3. NO ONE IS THINKING ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK AS MUCH AS YOU ARE

Sometimes we all get a little self absorbed and we assume that everyone is paying close attention to what you look like. But the funny thing is, they are too busy worrying about what they look like! Many denture wearers report that they have come to realize this fact over time.

4. WEARING DENTURES WILL BECOME NATURAL

At first, you might experience some slippage or you may even talk differently as you get used to wearing dentures. But after a few weeks you will probably forget you are wearing them!

5. THE ALTERNATIVE ISN’T FUN

Adjusting to life with dentures might be difficult, but living with missing teeth isn’t fun either. Aside from aesthetic benefits, dentures will allow you to chew food and speak normally. Not being able to chew your food properly inhibits digestion. And those who lack teeth often find that their jaw bone moves forward, their cheeks begin to hollow and their lips become thinner — all of which can be slowed or prevented by wearing a denture.

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