We’re not going to say that you should get better-fitting dentures to help you commit crimes, but this is an extraordinary example of just how many unexpected ways poorly fitting dentures can affect your life.
Police in Winnipeg reported that they recently arrested a woman on charges connected with a 2007 armed robbery because of her dentures. In 2007, she entered a store and threatened employees with a knife. She made away with an undisclosed amount of money, but as she fled she dropped her denture. Police recovered the partial denture and it was swabbed for DNA evidence.
It is unknown whether she was wearing the dentures or took them out for the robbery and had them in a pocket.
Earlier this year, the woman was convicted of an unrelated charge, and her DNA was tested to see if it matched any that was in the system. When it was found to match the DNA from the robbery, she was arrested and charged in the armed robbery.
A constable questioned about the case said, “I’ve been made aware of unique items being left behind. . . . And that’s the excellent work that investigators do at the scene. As much information as they can gather might help very quickly in moving the investigation forward, or that detailed work might assist seven years later.”
You may not be concerned about getting away from an armed robbery, but you probably don’t want any dentures that are going to fall out if you run, or that you feel you need to take out in some situations. Better-fitting dentures can improve your nutrition, make it easier to walk, and help you speak clearly.
If you are unhappy with the fit of your current dentures, please contact Dental Excellence of Blue Bell in Philadelphia today.
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