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Quiz: Are your dentures healthy?
by Staff
Dentures have come a long way from the horse teeth of past, when they were made from, well, horses' teeth. And whether you're being fitted for a few replacement teeth or a whole-mouth set, wearing dentures has benefits and can return your mouth to its former glory. See if what you know about false teeth is true or false.

"Waterloo teeth" refers to a revolutionary denture technology developed around the time of the Battle of Waterloo to repair soldiers' teeth.

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Dental implants replace missing teeth one tooth at a time and cost a lot less than a partial set of dentures.

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Powdered dishwasher soap is not recommended for cleaning dentures.

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A really custom-fit, quality set of dentures can last a lifetime.

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Bleach removes stains and can be used to soak dentures at least daily.

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Dental cleanings increase once you become a denture wearer.

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Toothpaste and dentures don’t mix.

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Some dentures are far stronger than natural teeth.

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Animal teeth were too unhygienic to have much of a history in the development of modern dentures.

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Denture adhesives are the only way to get a really secure, tight fit that won’t slip while the wearer is talking or eating.

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George Washington had wooden teeth because he couldn’t afford the more expensive kind made from animal teeth.

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"Step away from that toothpick!" Good advice for a denture wearer?

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Periodontitis, or gum disease, is mostly a risk for those with partial dentures and some natural teeth and not for many people with full dentures.

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Getting dentures can make your face more attractive.

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New technologies make it possible to wear dentures 24/7, even while sleeping.

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Ten years is a long time in the life of dentures.

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It is an urban legend that impoverished people used to sell their own teeth and their children's for the denture market.

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Similar to repairing eye glasses, with the right tool kit most small denture repairs can be do-it-yourself.

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A dental bridge is removable; a partial denture is not.

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Dentists generally advise removing problem teeth to save a patient money and pain.

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