Dentures are attached to ridge in the mouth. For the comfortable function of dentures, ridge should be good. But in elderly age, after all the teeth fall out, the ridge inside the mouth gets shrunk and reduces in size. Cells that are attached to the ridge also get thinner. Hence, usage of dentures without alteration for prolonged period will result in incompatibility of dentures in the mouth. As a result problem arises in chewing.
Importance of denture care
Some people who use dentures will not pay much attention in cleaning the mouth. It will lead to many bad effects. After removing dentures after completing meals, gargling should be done with warm water. Food material that is stuck between dentures should be removed by using stiff brush. Digestive capacity gets reduced naturally in the elderly age. Along with them, these dental problems will gradually make the away to the food. As a result, body gets weaker gradually.