Dentures Can Reduce Fall Risk
You might think dentures just affect the function of your mouth, but the actual effects of your dentures extend throughout your body. Our teeth are a critical structure for core stability. We don’t think about it, but they automatically engage when we are walking around.
Not having dentures–or having loose, ill-fitting dentures–reduces a person’s core stability, increasing their risk for falls.
Falls become a much more serious concern as we get older. Falls lead to dangerous, even deadly complications, so it’s worth it to do what you can to reduce your risk.