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Will I Need Dentures?


Not all of us are blessed with an Award Winning Smile.  Like many other aspects of our health, there is a genetic component to teeth from the way they look to their overall health.  It is always recommended that to keep a healthy smile it is very important to take care of your teeth and gums.  The key component of this is brushing, flossing , healthy eating and regular dental visits at the office of Dr. David M Glasscock.

As we age, we are more susceptible to various dental diseases making us more predisposed to tooth loss.  Without regular checkups and proper dental care, the deterioration of your teeth and gums becomes inevitable.  Dentures become a more prevalent option as tooth loss becomes more and more.

Approximately 20 million women age 40 and over (that’s 19%!) wear full or partial dentures, reports a 2009 Fixodent Beauty & Aging Survey. And the number of US adults needing dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to 37.9 million in 2020, according to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Most people think they will never need dentures.  For most of the population, that statement is true.  Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits can prevent tooth loss and the need for dentures.  Approximately 20% of the population will need dentures at some point but this can be prevented.  With today’s advancements in dentistry, Dentures are not your destiny but a choice on how well you choose to take care of your teeth.