Biting/Mastication Difficulties (Functional Impairments)

Reduced chewing/masticatory abilities related to edentulism, especially severe, can cause functional impairments which can potentially predispose an individual to negatively impact the quality of life due to changes in food preference, a low intake of essential nutrients (with lower intake of energy, protein, vitamins, minerals) and dietary fiber. The functional impairment related to edentulism, especially if severe, can increase the risk of systemic diseases, and even death; the fewer teeth you have, the higher is the risk of death.


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You can talk about your Biting/Mastication Difficulties (Functional Impairments) with these specialists at Dentist4:

Dr. Ana Hernandez, DDS
Dr. Blanca Patricia Rojas, DDS
Dr. Maria Isabel Guevara, DDS
Dr. Rodolfo Acosta-Ortiz, DDS
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