Lead a Healthy Life in Every Bite with Polident

Just imagine how your 'athlete' dad who used to be the busiest man in the family, turning into a couch potato and losing his zest for life. This unrecognized health situation is real among the elderly and it persists because we assume that an individual is healthy as long as he eats and exercises.

Truth of the matter is, proper nutrition and food absorption plays a major factor in one's nutrition.

Wearing dentures helps the elderly enjoy food but simply having dentures is not enough.  "A lot of denture users are not aware that there is a proper way of wearing it.  It's not enough that it fits properly'" according to Dr. Nunez, DMD, RDT.

"...an ill-fitting denture will prevent a person from properly chewing their food, thus the body will not absorb the nutrient that it needs which may lead to an undiagnosed case of malnutrition," he adds.

If you wear complete dentures, brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush every morning before you insert your dentures. This will help stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque. You should also rinse with a mouthwash for its breath freshening and helps kill odour causing bacteria.  If you wear partial dentures, brushing your remaining natural teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day and cleaning between your remaining teeth daily will help maintain tooth and gum health. Following these steps will help you to maintain good oral health.

Just like natural teeth, your dentures need cleaning morning and night. Polident’s range of Denture Cleansers can help keep your dentures fresh, clean and white, giving you added confidence in social situations.

In an advocacy event called 'A Healthy Life in Every Bite',  GlaxoSmithKline hightlighted the effects of improper use and care of dentures.  

Polident® offers a full range of denture care products, developed and useful for both full and partial denture wearers. Polident Adhesives are designed to enhance a well-fitting denture. By holding dentures firmly in place, denture adhesives provide reassurance and confidence.

You also have to keep up with your regular visits to your family Dentist.  Enjoy the confidence with Polident’s range of denture care products designed for oral hygiene.