1. President George Washington had many false choppers made out of varying combinations of rare hippopotamus ivory, human teeth and metal fasteners.

  2. It is no longer advisable to remove dentures at night.

  3. Denture adhesives can play a role in your denture's fit and comfort.

  4. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can affect dentures. For example, certain medications can reduce the supply of saliva in your mouth, making it difficult to swallow or to chew.

  5. Never try to make your own denture repairs. Do not try to adjust or repair your dentures yourself. Denture self-repair can cause irreparable damage and may result in the need for a new denture.

  6. Dentures wearers still should have dental checkups. Dentists would need to examine the gums and soft tissue for signs of disease.

  7. There are young people with dentures. One of the most common misconceptions is twofold: Young people don’t need to wear dentures and older people (65 and older) all need dentures. Neither of these statements are true.

  8. Dentures are less common today than they were 50 years ago.

  9. Dentures can actually be very discrete. Modern high-quality, custom-built dentures can be molded exactly to your jaw and gum line, and look very natural.

  10. 10. In Vermont, by law, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth. Luckily we are in Florida!

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