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Make Sure to Keep Dentures Moist
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Front Desk
Whether you wear full dentures or a partial denture, there are several things you need to do to keep them in good shape and ensure that they last for a very long time. Your custom-made dentures require care just like natural teeth do! Let's look at the correct way to store your dentures to keep them moist. Oral Care for DenturesAfter you've removed your dentures for the night, you need to clean and store them correctly. Dentures should be kept moist at all times to prevent them from drying out and losing their shape. When dentures become dry, they can begin to warp and will not fit correctly in your mouth. Ill-fitting dentures can not only be a nuisance to you, but they can cause you to develop painful sores. While dentures seem like they're simply plastic, they're made out of polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA, which means that water is actually incorporated into the denture base material. The material may seem rigid and hard, but it needs water to help keep its shape. Since dentures are worn in the mouth, they are designed to be wet. Some people choose to store their dentures in a glass of water. This is fine, but we also suggest that you consider storing them in a denture cleanser soaking solution. If your denture has metal attachments, please check with us so that we can help you choose the right solution for soaking. It's also important to note that your dentures should never be placed in hot water, as this can cause them to warp. Keeping your dentures moist, keeps them from becoming brittle. If you have any questions or concerns about your dentures, whether they've become warped or just seem to be uncomfortable, please give our office a call and we can schedule an exam and help. We look forward to hearing from you!...

Loose Bridges Need Treatment Before They Cause Damage
Posted on 1/10/2019 by Front Desk
The biggest danger that people face with their oral health is ignoring the signs of a problem. In most cases, people notice something is not right, but they hope that the symptoms will go away without doing anything about it. Unfortunately, when you ignore the symptoms of a problem with your oral health, it usually only gets worse. It may take time, but the symptoms will come back again. If you have a dental bridge, you may not think that it is a problem if it is a little loose. It is not a good idea. Instead, you need to do something about it before there is a bigger problem. What Happens with a Loose BridgeA bridge is a partial denture. It can replace teeth that were lost or damaged. The bridge uses surrounding teeth for support. The bridge does several things. It helps keep the other teeth from moving. It also allows a person to chew normally. It is important for the bridge to remain secure when it is in place. If the bridge is loose, several things can happen. The bridge can damage the surrounding teeth and the gums. The bridge itself can suffer damage. If there are gaps, bacteria can grow and can lead to gum disease. Like most dental problems, a loose bridge will not fix itself. It will only get worse and lead to more problems. Symptoms of a Loose BridgeIf the best way to deal with a loose bridge is to get treatment, how do you know when a bridge is loose. There are 5 symptoms to watch for when you wear a bridge. It is never a good thing to ignore the symptoms that you have a loose bridge. It is also easier to fix the problem if caught early. Take the time to contact our offices to schedule an appointment today for this or any other dental issue you want to know more about....

Is Denture Adhesive Your Only Option to Stabilize Your Dentures?
Posted on 12/25/2018 by Front Desk
For as long as people have used dentures, they have struggled with the issue of keeping the dentures in place. Dentures that slide around in the mouth can result in cosmetic challenges, such that some denture wearers are afraid to smile for fear that their dentures might fall out. In addition, if your dentures are unstable, you will find that properly chewing your food is very challenging. Finally, dentures that slide around in your mouth can lead to painful sores in the soft tissue of your gum and palate. Having said all this, many denture wearers turn to denture adhesive to ensure that their dentures remain firmly in place. While denture adhesive certainly has some benefits, it also has its drawbacks. As such, many of our patients ask us about alternatives to denture adhesive. Denture ReliningIf the chewing surfaces of the dentures themselves are still in good shape, you may opt to have your dentures relined. This process involves replacing the soft, pliable material that affixes to your gum tissue. A typical dental reline can be done in a minimal amount of time, and it's very affordable. And, just as importantly, relining your dentures will frequently fix the issue of unstable dentures. Questions About Your Dentures or the Relining ProcessIf you think that relining might help you, please feel free to talk with us about it. We are more than happy to sit down with you and answer any questions you may have. We can explain the relining process and let you know what you should expect. What's more, we can show you exactly how the process works, making sure that you are comfortable with your decision. We're here to help you feel good about your smile, your dentures, and your overall oral health. So don't hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call....

All Posts:

Make Sure to Keep Dentures Moist
Loose Bridges Need Treatment Before They Cause Damage
Is Denture Adhesive Your Only Option to Stabilize Your Dentures?
How to Prevent Denture Halitosis
What is Denture Relining?
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
How to Get Used to Brand New Dentures
How Long Do Dentures Typically Last?
Who is the Best Candidate for Implant Surgery?
Top 3 Myths About Getting Root Canals
What Wears Down Dental Bonding?
Swelling and Dentures - What You Need to Know
Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
Do Your Dentures Suffer When You Grind Your Teeth?
What Can Cause Denture Sores?
Ways of Keeping Veneers as Long as Possible
Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement
Danger of Trying to Wear Dry Dentures
Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
Do You Need an Overdenture?
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
Signs of a Denture Allergy
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
How to Care for Dental Bonding
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures

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