Take a Bite
chewing, eating, mashing and grinding our food at
least three times a day. Digestion begins in the
mouth! Our mouth is the start of the entire process
of getting the vitamins and nutrients into our body
for daily functioning.
often swallow food that has only been half
chewed, and sometimes not properly.
for this can be varied. We are rushing,
instead of taking time to sit down and
eat our meals, it is a busy world. We
are hungry and therefore just want to
get the food in quick as we can, and do
not chew properly, or we have a bad bite
and are unable to chew our food.
large chunks are swallowed the stomach is
overloaded and releases more acid to digest.
This also slows down the metabolism. In
an ideal world we would take about twenty
minutes to half an hour to eat our meals,
and chew each piece well.A bad bite could
contribute to not being able to chew food
adequately whether we have our own teeth
or Dentures (full or partial). A bad bite
could also aggravate teeth or gums by excessive
stresses. If upper and lower teeth do not
come together properly.
powerful jaw muscles, which control the
jaw, exert tremendous forces. These forces
can be as much as 300 lbs per square inch
in some people. Teeth are designed to
withstand this force if it is directed
straight down, example when hammering
you must hit nail straight on otherwise
the nail will bend. Similarly, misdirected
forces of the upper and lower teeth against
each other will weaken a tooth, put pressure
on gums, teeth may even be forced to rotate
and gums may resorb excessively and weaken
support for teeth or Dentures.
Dentures (full or partial) it is essential to
keep your bite in balance. One way to do this
is to try to eat on both sides, instead of favouring
just one side for chewing. Another is to regularly
replace Dentures that have worn out teeth on them.
Prevention is better than a cure. Some warning
signs in partial Denture wearer’s may be things
like bleeding gums. In full Denture wearer’s it
may be sore gums and pressure spots, flattened
denture teeth or loose Dentures, ill fitting due
to bone loss. Once bone and tissue is lost it
is gone forever. Regular flossing and brushing,
whether it is natural teeth or dentures, is important.
A regular visit to the dentist is also essential
when wearing partial Dentures, so your natural
teeth, which support your Dentures, stay fit and
healthy and clean.
your Denture related concerns contact
our Clinic. Take the time to understand your
Dental health, it is your most priceless possession
and worth the investment as it benefits your lifetime.
: 3 Manuka Road Berwick Vic Australia.
Ph (03) 9707 3956 or Moble 0438577228