Finding Support for Denture Mental Health and Anxiety

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There were many things that can hold you back from seeking treatment or considering dentures. A lot has to do with the fear of how people might perceive you if you were to become a denture wearer. You may be worried about what people will think if they knew you had to lose some or all of your teeth.

We often hear that our patients have concerns about others’ opinions. These thoughts can consume you to the point that you simply don’t act, which can be detrimental to your health.

Unfortunately, this is a reality for many people. Even if you are brave and secure in your decision to get dentures, you can still be apprehensive about reaching out and finding support. Which is why we wanted to provide some suggestions if you are considering dentures, but apprehension and fear are holding you back.

Online forums and communities for denture wearers

There are several online support blogs and You Tube channels where other denture wearers of all ages share their experiences. Here are a few we found that you might want to consider:

Dentures a New Smile is an online community for denture wearers and others who are faced with losing their teeth where you can read countless stories. People share intimate details of their struggles with their teeth

Denture Living is sponsored by Fixodent and provides many helpful tips.

I Wear Dentures is a blog by Kristi Lind. It offers a lot of helpful advice, and allows you to talk with others, as well as Kristi. We highly recommend this one if you are a younger denture wearer.

Dental Fear Central is a site with forums for all dental related concerns, with a specific section designated to dentures.

There are also many denture related groups on Facebook. Just type “dentures” in the search box, then select the “groups” tab.

YouTube

There are many videos on YouTube of people sharing their personal journeys with dentures. There are hundreds of hours of videos from real people of various backgrounds, all at different stages of the process, which can help give you an idea as to what the personal side of being a denture wearer is like. The comments section of these videos is a great place to engage in discussion and share experiences with others who are seeking help and support.

Friends and family

Your friends and family can provide the most support and encouragement, so be open with them. They will help you through the pain, triumphs, and challenges. They know that your teeth are a concern for you; whether it be your appearance, your health, or your mental and physical wellbeing. So, don’t be ashamed to reach out to those who love you the most. In the end, they just want you to be healthy and happy.

Last, but not least, we are here for you at Berlanga Dentures! We don’t judge, and we want to make your journey is as positive and affordable as possible. We will work with you regardless of your situation, just give us a call and schedule a consultation, we’ll walk you through every step. Don’t wait, start the journey to a new smile today.

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