Saturday, December 6, 2014
Food just isn’t the same when pureed. However, does a person without teeth have any other choice? Aside from the possible effects on your self-confidence, losing most, if not all, of your teeth can also have real physical consequences. For starters, you’d have to mush meals into puree so you don’t struggle with chewing. Pureed steak and veggies are far from appetizing and certainly won’t allow you to savor every bite (or slurp).
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Four years ago, Ambler native Megan LaRue had a set of healthy, beautiful teeth. Two years later, they began breaking down for some reason. Her doctor’s diagnosis broke the bad news to her: she had a rare autoimmune disease called systemic scleroderma. According to Genetics Home Reference, this condition is characterized by the immune system going bonkers and attacking the body's skin and internal organ tissue. It usually pairs up with other autoimmune diseases—such as Sjogren's syndrome, in LaRue's case.