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Denture Statistics

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021

Fixodent Adhesive Combats Denture Stats from Around the UK!

When we asked denture wearers exactly how dentures impacted their lives and made them feel about themselves, our results showed that for many people, dentures can have a significant impact on confidence and self-image. But at Fixodent, we believe that there’s no need for dentures to change your life forever.

"69% of denture wearers said that dentures made them feel, look or behave differently."

Most denture wearers lose confidence as a result of their dentures not feeling secure in their mouths. As a result, they can become shy engaging in conversation, laughing with friends or eating in public. However, with full and partial plates securely in place for an entire day, there’s no need to adopt new habits, you can simply behave as you normally would and nobody will be able to tell the difference.

Did you know that our strongest denture adhesive, Dual Power, gives you up to 10x the biting force (hold) that you would enjoy without adhesive. It is also clinically proven to remain effective for up to 13 hours! This is because our long-lasting denture adhesive cream creates a strong bond between your dentures and gums so you don’t have to worry about your dentures shifting through the day. You’ll feel confident and be able to enjoy the simplest things without self-consciousness-you may even forget you’re wearing dentures altogether!

Learn more about our other Premium Fixodent adhesives: Fixodent Food Seal here, Fixodent Dual Protection here, Fixodent 0% here.

"65% of denture wearers say that they avoid certain foods because of their dentures. The most common reasons given for this are concerns that chewing will dislodge their dentures, that particles may get stuck and that these particles will hurt their gums"

The most common problem denture wearers face when eating certain food like seeds, nuts or fruits is that tiny food particles can infiltrate below the dentures. Not only can this be conspicuous to others, it can also be a cause of bad breath and gum disease if the food particles aren’t properly removed.

If you find that you’re forced to rinse your dentures several times per day to keep them free from food debris or if you’re suffering from painful or irritated gums, switching to Fixodent denture adhesive may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Try these Fixodent adhesives: Dual Protection and Foodseal for the strongest possible barrier against food particles.

Our Foodseal, Dual Protection and 0% denture adhesives come with an ultra-thin nozzle so that the adhesive can be applied in a continuous, unbroken protective layer that sits along the edge of your dentures, preventing food particles from slipping underneath.

"More than 38% of denture wearers admit to socially withdrawn habits including not talking to others in close proximity, avoiding kissing and staying away from social situations in general."

Dentures don't need to mean the end of your social life – far from it! One of the most significant ways in which wearing dentures can impact your life is that your saliva may no longer be able to reach the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, where it would normally perform a natural cleansing and lubricating action. This can lead to the spread of bacteria, a leading cause of bad breath. However, products such as Fixodent Dual Protection denture adhesive offer fantastic hold and an antibacterial action that lasts for up to six hours, so you can relax during even the most intimate social situations, free from concerns about bad breath or denture slippage.