We had the pleasure of helping to prepare, and then enjoy some of the most worrisome foods that many denture wearers avoid at the Miette Culinary Studio; foods that we enjoy with no problems, like Corn, Steak, Apples, are a huge problem for denture wearers. Not only do they think about denture odor, stains, bacteria, and food becoming trapped under their dentures, they also worry about those foods dislodging their dentures. Other denture issues include not wanting to smile, talk too much, or kiss their significant others for fear that their dentures will fall out. Thanks to Polident’s denture cleansing products, and Poligrip’s denture adhesive products, young and older denture wearers can begin to enjoy the foods they gave up. With Chef Jeff Ho at the helm, our group grilled a wonderful steak, vegetables and Tofu (the other two groups were working on dishes made with corn and apples), and we all enjoyed a delicious meal while learning more about these two amazing products.
Thanks to a survey of 500 denture wearers, and Dr. Frank Gonser, we learned that 35% can’t live their lives to their fullest, 40% worry about their teeth falling out in public so they don’t go out, many hide the fact that they wear dentures from co-workers, 89% don’t clean their dentures properly, with many using toothpaste, and in some cases, bleach (both of which are too abrasive), as a misguided way to clean their dentures.
We also learned that dentures are made out of plastic materials, and contain minuscule pores that Polident’s cleansing bubbles will easily get to, for a thorough cleaning of those hard to reach areas. When you soak, brush, and rinse with Polident’s products, it not only properly cleans dentures, but it also kills 99.9% odor causing bacteria. When it comes to staying power, three strips on the upper teeth, and to on the lower of the adhesive Poligrip is all you need for a secure and comfortable fit. Too much and you’re left with an excess of product in your mouth and most likely, issues removing your dentures.
If you’re new to denture wearing, or just want to stay abreast on the topic, no matter your age, we recommend the visiting www.mydenturecare.com for all questions, concerns, and the proper way to clean your dentures.