In late September, an elderly couple stopped into a Dunkin’ Donuts in their home town of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Later in the day they found the woman had lost her dentures, and the couple thought they were at the Dunkin’ Donuts, presumably because she had taken them out to eat.
At the Dunkin’ Donuts, the husband decided that the dentures must have been thrown away, and started looking in the trash for them. Then he was informed by an employee that the trash had been emptied into the dumpster. He was cautioned not to go into the dumpster looking for the dentures.
Despite the warning, when he went out back, he climbed up some pallets that had been stacked nearby to get into the dumpster, possibly because dentures can be expensive to replace, but let’s say he did it because he loved his wife and wanted to get her smile back.
After looking for a while, he decided to give up, but then he couldn’t he was trapped in the dumpster. Alarmed, his wife informed the Dunkin’ Donuts employees, who called for help.
The response team arrived quickly, led by firefighter Joseph Coffey. (Presumably he often responds when there’s a donut-related emergency.) The responders then not only helped the man out of the dumpster, they helped him look for the lost dentures.
Despite the extra help, though, they couldn’t find the lost dentures. The Waukesha Fire Department reported that they are always happy to help people look for lost items of value, and they encourage people to call for help rather than venturing into potentially dangerous situations, like climbing into a dumpster.
Of course, this entire situation could have been avoided if the woman had comfortable dentures that she felt comfortable keeping in. Whenever you take out your dentures because they are uncomfortable or nonfunctional, you run the risk of losing them or dropping them or otherwise damaging them.
To keep your dentures, it’s best to have comfortable dentures that you can keep in all day, such as neuromuscular dentures, which are better-fitting and more functional.
If you want to learn more about getting great-fitting and highly functional dentures, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment with a Philadelphia denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
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