Diabetes, osteoporosis and other illnesses can cause changes to the shape of your mouth, thereby changing the way your dentures fit. Cancer treatments can also cause oral issues as can over 500 prescription medications that cause dry mouth. Other health conditions, such as arthritis, make it difficult to properly clean dentures, resulting in a plaque buildup that affects the way dentures fit. It is important to see both your doctor and dentist regularly to manage these conditions and enjoy life comfortably and happily in good health.
Your dentures work hard at every meal and after a time may need a bit of TLC. Just as cars need the occasional tune-up, so do dentures. Hairline cracks, bent clasps, chips and dings all affect the way dentures fit. Regular visits to the dentist are key to fixing these problems early, before they cause discomfort or painful sore spots.
No matter why your dentures aren’t fitting well, the problem can be fixed. Don’t live with the discomfort. Call your dentist today to have your dentures checked and repaired if necessary.