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Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement
Posted on 5/25/2018 by Front Desk
Although dental implants are strong and durable enough to function like regular teeth, you can't immediately eat your favorite foods after surgery. After all, this is surgery, so you need to let your mouth heal and eat soft foods as it does so. Food you can eat After Dental Implant SurgeryAs your dental implants fuse to your jawbone where they'll become a permanent fixture (a process known as osseonintegration) you'll want to avoid any hard foods that could disrupt the process. This means you'll want to eat things like oatmeal for breakfast instead of toast, waffles, fruit, granola, or another type of cereal. Another great breakfast option are eggs. Of course, you can eat eggs at any time of the day really. For lunch or dinner, you'll want to have a soup, soft noodles (e.g. mac'n cheese), or some rice (even risotto). Just make sure that all the ingredients in your meal are soft. You'll want to avoid hard vegetables and meats. Potatoes are another soft option here. There are a lot of ways you can make them - baked, mashed, boiled, or fried and topped with butter, cheese, sour cream, or chives. Make sure you don't have any small pieces get lodged between the teeth at your implant site while it's healing though. When you want a snack, you should opt for yogurt or another soft dairy product. These offer a lot of calcium, which is great when you're healing from a surgery on your bone. Regardless of what you eat after the surgery, you'll want to find a dentist whom you can trust to do the surgery for you. Our office has experience doing numerous dental implant placement surgeries resulting in many satisfied patients over the years. Call and make an appointment with us today....
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Danger of Trying to Wear Dry Dentures
Posted on 5/15/2018 by Front Desk
Dry mouth is a condition that you can experience regardless of whether you have your own teeth or you're wearing dentures. It's important to pay attention to this condition though, as it can be problematic. This is especially true when you're wearing dentures though. Symptoms of a Dry MouthEveryone experiences dry mouth differently, but there are some symptoms you can watch for. Your mouth will feel dry and sticky, which will make you excessively thirsty. When left unchecked, your throat will also grow dry and you may even experience a tingling or burning sensation in your tongue. This will make your tongue look red, dry, or raw. You may also develop sores in or around the corners of your mouth. It can also cause you to have bad breath, and difficulty speaking (due to hoarseness), chewing or tasting. Why Dry Mouth is a ProblemSymptoms of a dry mouth are uncomfortable. They also leave you with a higher risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and mouth infections (e.g. thrush). All these things will make it more difficult for you to wear and enjoy your dentures. Clearly saliva is important. It plays a major role in your overall oral health. Not only does it help you chew and swallow it also helps you neutralize harmful plaque acids that can damage your teeth's enamel and cause gum disease. This also helps prevent yeast from building up in your mouth. Once we fit you with dentures we want you to be comfortable. We hope you know that you can talk to us about any of your oral health needs. If you're suffering from a dry mouth, talk to us so we can help you find a solution. For instance, sometimes it's as simple as helping you choose the right Biotene mouthwash....
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Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Front Desk
One of the most viable options for those with missing teeth is partial dentures. These devices are designed to fit around the teeth and still look and feel natural. Most partial dentures are made of an acrylic/porcelain base and metal clasp. These materials ensure that the device looks natural, while providing the necessary support for chewing and speech. They are considered to be more stable than other alternatives such as complete dentures. These advantages are mainly due to the device's ability to stay in place and provide the required comfort and stability. Why do Partial dentures need support to stay in place? How they Work There are different types of partial dentures, but most of them have two main parts in common. The device is made up of artificial teeth that are attached to an acrylic base designed to look like your gums. The artificial teeth are molded from an acrylic or porcelain resin based on the shape of your teeth and gums to ensure a proper fit. The final design of the partial denture is based on the impressions of your natural teeth and gums as well as the nature of your bite. Attaching to The TeethA metal clasp holds the denture in place by attaching it to your teeth. However, based on what our dentist's assessment will be, you may need to have your teeth reshaped. This happens when it has been determined that the neighboring teeth cannot provide the required support to ensure that the dentures stay in place. The teeth are reshaped to ascertain that the metal clasp will attach properly to the anchor teeth. The nature of this mechanism is that it can be removed frequently and still be as stable every time it is fitted back into the mouth. It is important that the partial denture fits properly in your mouth. Over time they'll need to be adjusted if the jawbone or gums shrink. Do you have any question on partial dentures? Call us today for more details....
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All Posts:

Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement
5/25/2018
Danger of Trying to Wear Dry Dentures
5/15/2018
Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
4/20/2018
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
4/10/2018
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
3/23/2018
Do You Need an Overdenture?
3/13/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
2/23/2018
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
2/13/2018
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
1/23/2018
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
1/13/2018
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
12/23/2017
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
12/13/2017
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
11/23/2017
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
11/13/2017
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
10/23/2017
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
10/13/2017
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
9/27/2017
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
9/17/2017
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
8/25/2017
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
8/15/2017
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
7/30/2017
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
7/23/2017
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
6/25/2017
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
6/15/2017
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
5/27/2017
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
5/17/2017
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
4/27/2017
Signs of a Denture Allergy
4/17/2017
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
3/27/2017
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
3/17/2017
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
2/27/2017
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
2/17/2017
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
1/27/2017
How to Care for Dental Bonding
1/17/2017
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
12/30/2016
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
12/20/2016
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
11/30/2016
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
11/20/2016
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016




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