False teeth, bald head

@winterose (39918)
Canada
April 16, 2007 10:06am CST
As we grow older our appearance changes no doubt. Do any of you have false teeth? I don't yet. My hair is thinning but I still have it. My boyfriend has started to lose his hair, any of you losing your hair? If you could choose which one would you rather keep and why? I would rather keep my hair, I would not like to be bald even though I could wear a wig, I think I would prefer false teeth, less toothaches anyway.
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
I just open false teeth for discussion and as I opened it for discussions, there are similar topics already in place. I am wearing one, in my upper and lower mouth. Four on the upper and four in the lower part. Hope I can have my inplant so it will look as if it is real. However, it is quite costly and I cannot take how it is being done as Ive seen how it is being made. My advise to the young please take care of your teeth as you take care of your face, eyes, ears.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I don't have false teeth or need them yet in a few years I am sure I will. My husband has recently became toothless and I can say it has made a huge difference in the way I have to cook and what he can and can't eat. I am hopefully he will save for a pair of dentures. He has also lost some hair. I have thinning hair and I hate it..I would rather go toothless and have hair because wig are hot and slip and slide allover our head and people don't really care as much about no teeth then being hairless.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
I think I could take bald over no teeth, my guy would have to get dentures for sure.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Well he wears a hat 90% of the time so I don't really see his thinning hair to much. I am just glad that he isn't in any more pain because of his teeth he struggled for years with his teeth being bad so it was a relief to finally not have to worry about them. I am hoping that he will save up for a pair though. I am saving right now for my glasses that I need I have half what I need so maybe after I get my glasses we can save for him some choppers.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I have not got false teeth - though I did have to have molar pulled recently due to an infection and I am thinking about getting a partial... another tooth that I had a root canal on 20 or so years ago has decided to chip away - it is on the exact opposite side of my mouth as the pulled tooth was, so I may just decide to get a bridge. I do not want to have false teeth because there is nothing like the real thing - the teeth are alive with nerves, that has to make a big difference in chewing I would think. I am not bald, but I am thinning at the temples which has rather shocked me - I guess I have a touch of vanity in me after all. I am turning grey and my hair is getting duller with less lustre than it had in my youth. I did not expect this all to happen so fast.
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• Canada
28 Feb 08
An interesting discussion. My husband is some years older than I am, and he has lost most of his hair. No problems, there. I think I'd rather lose hair over teeth...much less painful than having 'em all pulled.
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23 Apr 07
God I hope not. Nope, I don't want want false teeth. I generally think they make people look stupid and no matter how much they cost I can tell when they are false. Just like a wig. No natural for me, tis the way I will go and I will be happy with this. ~Joey
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@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
17 Apr 07
I've started to get serious tooth damage so I suspect I'll start losing them relatively soon. I'm not sure what I'll do but I think I'd get a partial or even a full set of falsies if it gets to that point. As for my hair...well, I've got so much of the darn stuff, I wouldn't mind loosing a little bit of it. Anyone want some hair?...
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
17 Apr 07
Hair needs maintenance, and it cost money. A bald head solves the money problem as no maintenance is needed. A wig can cover the baldness and unless one changes wig everyday like clothes, the cost is minimal. Without teeth, or even with false teeth, eating is never the same as with natural teeth. That's what my mum says. Other than inconvenience, tasting and eating is affected and she cannot enjoy food as much as before. There are certain food she has to avoid as it is too hard to bite. Deprived of food is suffering to me, and hence, I would prefer bald to false teeth.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have all my teeth at 53. My mom has all hers except 1 & she lost that one eons ago, she's 80. On the other hand, both my roomie's have been having teeth pulled (one is probably going to loose at least one more this week.) I don't know, I like my own teeth, but I like my own hair (tho I don't do anything with either of them.)
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
16 Apr 07
I was only about 26 years old or so when I lost my top teeth. They were pulled in the hospital and when I woke up I had my false plate already in my mouth. I had no problems at all till I was about 40 years old then I had all kinds of grief with the bottom teeth and they had to be pulled. I had them pulled 2 at a time in the chair till they were all out and I had a false plate put in the day my last front teeth were pulled. I'd never have my teeth pulled out in the chair again, mind you my dentist did say he has never seen teeth so bad and yet so hard to pull, so maybe for some no problem, but for me the way to have it done was in the hospital. I went in at 8AM and I was home sometime the same afternoon and I've never looked back. I would not have my own teeth back for nothing. I can eat anything with my false teeth, they look really good and no more pain. Now as far as my hair goes, I think I'd loose my mind completely if my hair all fell off. I would definately never step outside or have anyone see me with no hair. I almost get goose bumps thinking about it. :-( I'd have to try a wig. Loosing my hair would be devastating
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
16 Apr 07
My appearance has definitely changed over the years. Some are good and some are bad, I think. I don't have any false teeth yet but my husband has full uppers. My hair isn't thinning yet, but I have found and plucked out a couple of gray ones recently. My husband has a receeding hairline just like his dad does. His hair is salt and peper and has been that way for years. I like it better than his natural color. I'm not losing any of my hair yet. I would rather keep my hair because it is natural and i do not want to wear a wig. I can get false teeth when I need them and I can have them be white as snow. I would also never have to worry about ever having a toothache again also. Those aren't fun at all.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
I think I have to keep my teeth healthy so that I do not need to have the false teeth when I am old, I know that having false teeth will affect your appetite because you cannot feel the original good taste of the food because there is no cells in the false teeth,so every food may taste similar to one who get false teeth. Losing hair may not be a problem, it is only the apperance but using the false teeth may affect your appetite which in turn make your health bad.
• China
16 Apr 07
aha,I don't like the false teeth and bald head,because I have teeth and bald head!
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