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9 Tips for Denture Wearers

Maintain your smile and health.

Dentures can help you maintain a great smile and play a vital role in your health and quality of life. Learning to live with a full or partial set of dentures may seem challenging at times. Speech, chewing, dry mouth, bad breath, and even mouth infections become issues. Some reports say over half of those wearing dentures will develop a fungal infection called oral stomatitis. But there are some tips you can follow to prevent this infection, as well as keep you smiling, eating, and speaking with confidence.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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