The holiday season is all about making space for what’s most important to you. Time spent with family is always a priority. Making space for downtime and creating lasting memories are important as well. At Smile Arkansas, we’d like to wish you a very happy holiday season.
Dr. Wyant would like to caution you about any space you may be feeling in your dentures during this season. Your dentures should remain snug and secure for you as you wear them. If your dentures begin to feel loose, this could be an indication that something is wrong.
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones and reduces their density. It typically affects women over the age of 50. A common sign that you may have osteoporosis is if your dentures become loose or ill fitting.
When your dentures do not fit properly, it can cause other issues in your mouth. Mouth sores may appear and you may have difficulty speaking normally. Your chewing may be compromised, which can even lead to nutritional deficiencies.
You can prevent osteoporosis by:
- Getting sufficient calcium in your diet.
- Adding vitamin D to your diet.
- Exercising regularly.
- Quit smoking.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption.
If you have dentures, it’s important to maintain your regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Wyant. He will look for symptoms of denture security, tooth loss or gum disease that could indicate the early stages of osteoporosis. Contact us and you can book your appointment with Dr. Wyant at Smile Arkansas today!
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