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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
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Foods that Can Cause Problems During Implant Recovery
Posted on 1/10/2020 by Front Desk
While implant surgery has become fairly routine, it's still a major procedure that greatly affects your mouth. During the recovery period, it's important that you carefully follow all of the instructions you're given so that your implants settle correctly and you don't get any infections. Eating certain foods too quickly can cause the posts holding your implants in place to move out of alignment. This means you must be very careful to avoid the following. Hard Foods Should Be AvoidedThe goal during recovery is to eat as few foods that directly come into contact with your implants as possible. Definitely avoid foods such as apples that could get stuck on your implants. Even smaller hard foods such as nuts and potato chips can cause damage because they can get stuck between your new implant. Avoid popcorn during your recovery time, too. Even though it's a softer food, it can still get between your implants and cause some problems. Also Skip Acidic FoodsFoods that are highly acidic can irritate your healing gums, leaving them open to infection. These foods include things such as limes, lemons, tomatoes, and many types of fruit juices. Don't put any lemon in your water or use it with soft foods such as fish while you're recovering, either. You may also want to avoid eating spicy foods. These foods won't necessarily damage your implants, but they can be a little more painful than usual because your gums are still healing up. What Should You Eat? So, what should you eat during implant recovery? Again, anything that's fairly soft is good. Scrambled eggs, pudding, oatmeal, noodles, rice, and bananas are all good options. Smoothies are also a good way of getting a good amount of nutrients without worrying about hurting your teeth. Have other questions about what to eat while you're recovering from implant surgery? Give us a call....
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Three Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Dentures in the Next Year
Posted on 12/20/2019 by Front Desk
Although you may no longer have your natural teeth, you do still have options. Dentures are one of them, but you can also upgrade from there to dental implants. There are some very important reasons why you should consider doing so. Dental Implants Offer You More SupportWhen you have dentures, they rely on a combination of suction and the use of adhesives in order to stay correctly positioned in your mouth. Unfortunately, many people soon discover that despite their best attempts, their dentures will still move around in their mouth. They may even pop completely out of their mouth, making them feel really insecure and uncomfortable while wearing them. However, when you have dental implants none of this will happen. Instead, they're securely “implanted” within your mouth. This will allow you to comfortably and confidently speak, smile, and eat. Dental Implants Make Your Jawbone HealthierWhen there aren't any tooth roots in your jaw it'll start to shrink and become distorted – a process that's known as “bone resorption.” This commonly happens to people who wear dentures. However, when you opt for dental implants instead, they'll act like replacement roots and prevent your jawbone from deteriorating. When your jawbone is properly stimulated it won't shrink over time. This is great news because it means that your facial features won't change, and you won't develop other oral health issues. Dental Implants are Easier to Maintain Than DenturesMany people complain about how their loose-fitting dentures will flop around in their mouth, making it difficult for them to eat or speak and simply making them feel uncomfortable and self-conscious overall. This is the last thing you want to have happen to you and you don't have to when you have dental implants. Their posts will replace your teeth's roots just like your natural teeth. This also means that you can brush and floss as you always have. Now that you understand why you should upgrade your dentures, give us a call and schedule an appointment so we can help you do so....
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Most Important Rules When Taking Care of Dentures
Posted on 12/10/2019 by Front Desk
When you're missing some of your natural teeth, we may recommend that you wear dentures. Taking care of them is really no different than taking care of your natural teeth, though there are a few important rules you should remember. Doing so will help maintain your dentures longer. What You Must Remember When Wearing DenturesOne way dentures are different from your natural teeth is that you should always take your dentures out before going to bed at night. Not only will this give your mouth tissues an opportunity to recover, but this is also a great time to clean your dentures. Just make sure that when you remove them from your mouth you are careful not to break them. This is why you should stand over a folded towel or a sink full of water when removing them. Cleaning them is important because you don't want stains, tartar, or bacteria building up on them. Doing so is simple, just brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mildly abrasive toothpaste. Make sure you also rinse out your mouth and massage your gums with a washcloth. As you do so, you should also think about if there's been any changes to the way your dentures fit. When this happens, you'll know it's time to make an appointment with our office to have them relined or you may possibly need a new set. This is because as you grow older your jaw bone structure will slowly change, making it so that your dentures no longer fit properly. When you have dentures, it's also important to maintain routine office visits with us. If you don't already have one set up, make sure you give us a call so we can schedule one for you today. We look forward to helping you and your dentures enjoy a long, healthy life together....
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All Posts:

Foods that Can Cause Problems During Implant Recovery
1/10/2020
Three Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Dentures in the Next Year
12/20/2019
Most Important Rules When Taking Care of Dentures
12/10/2019
Could a Bridge be the Right Answer for Your TMD?
11/20/2019
Common Repairs Dental Bonding Can Make
11/10/2019
Most Common Denture Mistakes New Denture Wearers Often Make
10/20/2019
How to Care for Dental Bonding So It Lasts as Long as Possible
10/10/2019
The Best Foods While Getting Used to Dentures
9/20/2019
What Do You Need to Know When Getting Used to New Dentures?
9/10/2019
How Do You Get Dentures Adjusted?
8/20/2019
Do You Need More Than Suction to Hold Dentures in Place?
8/10/2019
How Managing TMJ Pain Is Made Easier by Replacing Lost Teeth
7/20/2019
Do You Know How to Manage Denture Odors?
7/10/2019
Is Dental Bonding a Great Fix-All Solution?
6/20/2019
How Your Gums Adjust to Dental Implants
6/10/2019
Can Your Dentures Improve the Health of Your Jaw?
5/20/2019
Will Everyone Eventually Have Dentures?
5/10/2019
You Can Wear Only One Set of Dentures
4/20/2019
Why Your Dentures Make You Salivate More Than Usual
4/10/2019
Problems with Shifting Teeth After a Tooth Comes Out of Your Mouth
3/20/2019
Most Common Causes of Denture Sores
3/10/2019
Purpose of a Dental Crown Over a Tooth Following a Root Canal
2/20/2019
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
2/10/2019
Make Sure to Keep Dentures Moist
1/20/2019
Loose Bridges Need Treatment Before They Cause Damage
1/10/2019
Is Denture Adhesive Your Only Option to Stabilize Your Dentures?
12/25/2018
How to Prevent Denture Halitosis
12/15/2018
What is Denture Relining?
11/25/2018
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
11/15/2018
How to Get Used to Brand New Dentures
10/25/2018
How Long Do Dentures Typically Last?
10/15/2018
Who is the Best Candidate for Implant Surgery?
9/25/2018
Top 3 Myths About Getting Root Canals
9/15/2018
What Wears Down Dental Bonding?
8/23/2018
Swelling and Dentures - What You Need to Know
8/13/2018
Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
7/20/2018
Do Your Dentures Suffer When You Grind Your Teeth?
7/10/2018
What Can Cause Denture Sores?
6/25/2018
Ways of Keeping Veneers as Long as Possible
6/15/2018
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
Should You Do Half Implants and Half Dentures?
10/30/2016
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016




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