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A good digestive system consists of chewing food at least 25 times and eating slowly. Foods that are swallowed without chewing thoroughly due to missing teeth also cause weight gain.

It’s because of our habits of not chewing and swallowing without chewing, eating fast food. Because we don’t have time, because eating is just a need for us, our work that we are obliged to do is always more important. However, chewing is an action that will eliminate many digestive problems. For a good digestion, it is necessary to chew food thoroughly and eat slowly.

Turkey Medicals member and JCI Antalya hospital dentistry department Orthodontist specialist doctor, “The better the food is chewed in the mouth, and therefore the smaller it is broken down into pieces, the easier digestion will be. For this purpose, it is necessary to chew each bite at least 25 times, even until the food becomes liquid in the mouth.”


The dictionary meaning of the word dec chew’ is to crush something taken into the mouth between the teeth, grind it. And chewing it becomes possible with strong jaws and teeth. And then there’s ‘not being able to chew’. If you have movable dentures in your mouth and every chewing move turns into a painful action, if you have gum problems, rotten teeth or 20-year-old teeth are causing you problems; how much can you enjoy a great table? Some of our patients prefer to chew on one side for months to go to the dentist. But such one-sided chewing causes a symmetry disorder of the face over time. If chewing occurs unilaterally, there is an increase in the volume of our chewing muscle on that side. It can be understood when over time, obvious differences begin to form between dec and the other party.

In other words, do not delay dentist examinations by saying ‘One side is enough for me’ Chewing food with one side in the mouth leads to permanent health problems. Loss of teeth, caries, or the habit of using only one side when eating for various reasons muscles cause damage to the jaw bone joint and chewing muscles. As a result of loading the chewing force into the joint on one side; pain in the jaw joint, jaw shift and restriction of jaw movements can even lead to severe consequences, up to the boiling of the jawbone into the skull. The patient needs to have his carious teeth on the painful side treated as soon as possible, and if there is unilateral chewing caused by a lack of teeth, he needs to make up for his deficiencies with bridge or segmented prostheses. Although there are various techniques to eliminate dental deficiencies caused by various reasons, implants are one of the biggest blessings that technology brings to us.

Titanium screws compatible with the tissues placed inside the jawbone, ie implants, fuse with the jawbone over time and become solid. After this fusion, the cut tooth-like superstructures are screwed into the cavity inside the implants and prosthetics are made on it. It is very difficult to distinguish a correctly planned implant prosthesis from natural teeth. It can be coated one by one like natural teeth and cleaned easily. As with the bridge, it does not damage the teeth next to the missing tooth. After this procedure, your teeth look natural. The lack of chewing and speech function caused by tooth loss is eliminated. It protects the bone around the pulled tooth and prevents bone resorption, which makes the boundaries of the prosthesis look like a natural tooth. It preserves the natural structure of your face and your smile. It brings back your lip aesthetics. We would also like to remind you that in today’s technology, if your jawbone is suitable, implant application is four minutes without seams.


The reasons for unilateral chewing can be listed as follows:

The presence of a painful, bleeding inflamed tooth on one side of the mouth

Toothless areas that have been removed on one side and have not been replaced with prostheses


Improperly made fillings and prostheses

Jaw joint disorders For healthy chewing; double-sided equal contact dental closures, people need to use both sides of the right and left jaw arch in a balanced way. Maintaining the health of the teeth, chewing muscle and jawbone joint can only be achieved with balanced chewing.


A healthy chewing function is so important for the body that even a lost tooth can lead to a violation of balance. Here are the harms of missing teeth:

The image of missing teeth spoils a person’s smile. A person’s self-esteem decreases, he experiences difficulties in social relations.

Cavities formed by missing teeth cause lips and cheeks to collapse and wrinkle, creating an older, weaker and unhealthy appearance on the face.

Thinning of the bone

Due to the missing teeth, the chewing pattern also changes. A person does not want to use the area where there is a missing tooth, and makes one-sided chewing.

Foods that are not chewed and ground enough due to missing teeth can lead to stomach problems such as indigestion, bloating, gastritis, and ulcers because they are swallowed whole.

Foods that are swallowed without chewing well due to missing teeth can cause weight gain.

In the area of the missing tooth, the neighboring teeth are turned over into the cavity, the opposite teeth extend into the area of the missing tooth, and therefore the chewing function decreases.

It becomes difficult to clean and care for overturned or elongated teeth. Caries, sensitivity, gingivitis and pain can occur in the teeth. This also increases the risk of losing other teeth.

Dental deficiencies can cause remaining teeth to decongest. This condition can lead to mismatch and asymmetry between the middle line of the teeth and the middle line of the face.

Because there is no chewing function in the missing tooth area, thinning and melting of the jawbone, which we call resorption, is observed.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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