9 May 2016
When you are getting ready for vacation, chances are that you are planning for all the fun things that you are going to be doing. If you wear dentures, you may not be thinking about how you will need to care for them while you are away from the comfort of home. You should keep the following things in mind if you are traveling while wearing dentures to keep your trip stress-free.
8 March 2016
If your teeth are starting to look stained then you should get them whitened. Going directly to the dentist is the best way to go about whitening them because the dentist will use products that are of the highest quality and they know how to get you the best results. In certain circumstances you will see little to no improvement by whitening your teeth if the problem is due to something other than normal staining on the surface of them.
22 December 2015
The holidays are full of joy and cheer. They are also full of treats. From eggnog to homemade baked goods to nuts and countless other food varieties, all these options will likely fill your plate more than once during this time of the year. Since it's no more than a notion to try to abstain from partaking in these delights, it's important that you know how to protect your teeth. Here are some helpful oral care tips for you to remember during and after the holidays.
13 October 2015
Although dentures are a common treatment, getting them to fit properly can be a challenge. It is important that your dentures fit well; otherwise, you will develop sore spots in your mouth that can make it uncomfortable to eat. Not only do you need the denture to fit well when you receive it, but you'll also need it adjusted as your gums heal over time. The key to a well-fit denture is working with a denturist who can help you get the precise fit that you need.
19 August 2015
Osteoporosis is more commonly associated with its damage to the skeletal structure and bones than its potential consequences to the dental health of affected patients. However, osteoporosis can have severe dental health consequences that can make it more challenging for cosmetic dental patients to achieve a flawless smile. Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by loss of bone mass. Affected individuals are abnormally likely to experience bone fractures, and they tend to develop posture problems and become more prone to injury from falls as the condition progresses.
3 August 2015
That fresh out of the oven pizza looks so tempting and tasty, yet you end up with a painful burn on the roof of your mouth or side of the gums. When melting cheese or scalding coffee leaves you in pain and watching a part of your mouth blister, your attempts to soothe the pain can slow down the healing process. Follow these suggestions for taking care of a burned mouth the right way.
6 July 2015
Dentures themselves can be pricy, but cleaning them doesn't have to be. These remedies will rid your dentures of bacteria and debris. Some of the items can be found at home, and others are inexpensive and can be picked up almost anywhere for only a few dollars at most. Salt and Baking Soda Salt and baking soda are mainstays in most kitchens. They are normally considered to be a staple when cooking.
10 June 2015
When dental trauma or decay creates a hole in a tooth, the interior is then exposed to potentially harmful oral bacteria. The bacteria can cause an infection that leaks through the tooth root into the surrounding gum tissue, causing fluid-filled swelling. This infected root and gum is called a tooth abscess. Aside from discomfort, a tooth abscess also has the potential to spread to form other types of infections. Here are a few infections that can result from an untreated tooth abscess.
15 May 2015
Dentist visits are listed among the most common fears for adults and children alike. Part of the fear likely comes from an uncertainty of what exactly each procedure will entail. X-rays are a common dental procedure that can cause nervousness due to perceived danger and questions about how and why each scan is performed. Extraoral x-rays are one of the most common classifications of scans. An extraoral x-ray involves the dentist placing the x-ray film on the exterior of the mouth for a broader scan than interoral allows.
14 April 2015
The anatomy of a tooth begins with the outermost protective enamel layer, which surrounds a hard calcium-based dentin. Below the dentin are root canals containing sensitive nerve bundles, blood, and tissue. These canals exit out through the roots below the gum line and into the supporting jawbone. Protecting those roots below the tooth is a different calcium-based material called cementum. Periodontal disease and trauma can cause damage to the cementum. While the material is able to self-generate to a certain extent, exposure due to gum recession or breakage can make that generation process too slow.