Staying Active With Dentures
If you live an active lifestyle and are considering getting dentures, you may be concerned about how they may affect your ability to exercise.
The good news is that as long as your dentures are fitted properly, they shouldn’t interfere with physical activities — in fact, dentures may even help you stick to your workout routines.
Patients are most commonly concerned about their dentures falling out during exercise. With the right denture and regular visits to your denturist, you shouldn’t have any issues with shifting or loose dentures.
In this article, we’ll examine how dentures may improve your desire to stick to your fitness goals and how to keep them in place while you exercise.
How Can Dentures Help Me Achieve My Fitness Goals?
Many of our patients are hesitant to engage in social situations or be seen in public areas due to self-confidence issues related to missing teeth. As a result, they sometimes refrain from going to the gym or competing on sports teams — missing out on valuable exercise and social stimulation.
Our patients are often able to regain their self-confidence and feel comfortable taking part in their favourite sports, exercise, and hobbies after choosing dentures.
With a new set of teeth, there’s no reason to worry about embarrassment due to your smile — especially after reaching a new fitness milestone and celebrating with your peers.
Don’t let your oral health get in the way of staying active. Dentures can offer a significant boost to your self-esteem to keep you on track.
How Do I Keep My Dentures in Place While I Exercise?
Fortunately, for activities like weight lifting, running, yoga, and crossfit, your dentures should do most of the work for you. A properly fitted denture shouldn’t shift or come loose with regular maintenance, cleaning, and visits to your denturist.
During your free consultation with one of our friendly denturists, we’ll evaluate your oral health and go over several denture packages to suit your needs and budget.
For additional support, it may be a good idea to consider a denture adhesive.
In any sport or activity with limited physical contact, a properly fitted denture should stay in place on its own.
Should I Remove My Dentures For Contact Sports?
If you’re playing contact sports such as hockey, soccer, football, or rugby, it’s a better idea to remove your dentures during the game. Contact sports often mean unpredictable situations and high-powered forces — both of which can cause significant damage to your dentures.
The last thing we want to see is a damaged denture as a result of an unfortunate tackle or misplaced shot.
Achieve Your Fitness Goals, With Dentures
Do you find yourself reluctant to hit the gym or join a sports club due to your smile?
Many of our patients report a renewed desire to achieve their fitness goals after getting dentures. We know, it’s an unexpected side-effect — but it’s another awesome way that dentures can benefit your day to day life.
Get your fitness goals back on track with the help of dentures. Contact The Denture & Implant Centre today to learn more.