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Improvement of overal health

We all know that proper digestion is important to our overall health. What some people forget is that digestion starts in the mouth with proper chewing. Nutritional experts say that chewing each mouthful of food forty times is ideal. People with dentures or sore teeth cannot imagine doing this. When we were children our mothers often said “chew your food”. Mom’s advice is even more important as we get older.

If we do not chew our food properly it passes through our digestive system in chunks and essentially rots as it passed through our digestive system. People that cannot chew properly often reduce the amount of fiber in their diet and we now know this is not healthy.


Patients with dentures have 90% less chewing force. These patients tend to list “digestive problems” as health concerns and are often on medications for these issues. Dental implants bite with a force similar to that of natural teeth and restore your youthful health. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ~World Health Organization, 1948


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