January 19, 2015
Denture Wearers: The Bubble Gum Trick
Prosthodontists come up with some novel techniques:
If you wear dentures, one of the ways to keep your gums healthy, is to massage them to maintain generous circulation, and "toughen" them at the same time.
Try this: get old fashioned bubble gum and put a few squares in your mouth, at the same time, with your dentures out. When the gum has reached its softened stage, chew the big ball of gum all around your mouth. The gum will provide the benefit of the massaging, and you'll also feel like a kid again!
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave. #170
Bakersfield, CA 93309