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How do dentures help edentulism?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Dentures are removable teeth that are usually left in during the day and taken out at night. While dentures cannot reverse the effects of edentulism, they can help you to chew foods that you would have avoided otherwise. They also give some people more confidence about their smile and appearance.

However, even dentures have their side effects and you should still see a dentist if you have dentures. Poor dental care of dentures leads to symptoms like pain, ulcers, gingivitis, yeast infection, and irritation.

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