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Why do so many older people find it difficult to chew?

  1. stuff4kids profile image97
    stuff4kidsposted 4 years ago

    Why do so many older people find it difficult to chew?

    Is this just because they have bad teeth, dentures or is it also related to muscular weakness - or something else? Are there precautions you could take or exercises you could do to prevent this problem?

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  2. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    my mom says that her teeth are rotten, not strong enough due to gangivitis. So, she swallow her food after 1-2 chews only. That is why she has indigestion and put on weight. Even though old folks have fake teeth, they find it not tasty when chewing food.

    1. stuff4kids profile image97
      stuff4kidsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Aw, I'm sorry about your Mom. Right, so that's a gum condition more than a teeth problem, isn't it? Are there any treatments for that available to her that you could maybe encourage her to try?

  3. DDE profile image27
    DDEposted 3 years ago

    Bad teeth is usually the problem  in chewing for older people or unhealthy gums.

 
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