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Is Using Your Teeth Roughly Will Likely Chip Your Veneers?

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Front Desk
Dental veneers are appliances that help improve your oral structure. A veneer is typically a layer of material placed over your tooth to protect it from damage. These appliances can help improve your smile's aesthetics, giving you the confidence, you need. The two common types of materials used to make a veneer are porcelain and composite. These materials are strong and durable. However, just like your natural teeth, veneers can chip when subjected to excessive pressure. Furthermore, when you use your teeth roughly, you can cause chipping on veneers. Biting on Hard Foods The act of biting on hard foods can distort the structure of veneers, making them chip. Given that veneers are placed on your tooth surface to protect it from damage, biting on hard foods will expose them to excessive pressure. Hard foods like ice can negatively impact veneers. This is why it is a good idea to avoid chewing on hard foods. If you have to use them, cook them until they are soft enough for easy chewing. You should also stick to using soft foods if you want your veneers to last longer. Grinding and Clenching Grinding or clenching your teeth can also cause chipping on your veneers. Also known as bruxism, grinding exerts excessive pressure on your teeth that can cause breakages. There are two types of bruxism; sleep bruxism and awake bruxism. Sleep bruxism is the most common one, and it happens when one is asleep. To protect your veneers from the effects of grinding, you should wear a mouthguard when sleeping. This will help limit the impact of sleep bruxism. Therefore, you should avoid using your teeth too roughly to keep veneers intact. Acts like brushing too hard can also damage veneers. Visit our offices for more information on the causes of chipping on veneers....
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Are Onlays and Inlays Easily Stained?

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Front Desk
If your tooth has sustained significant damage caused by tooth decay, fall accidents, or injuries, you need a constructive procedure that will help restore its functionality. As much as procedures like a root canal can work in such cases, onlays and inlays are ideal. Inlays and onlays are typically partial crowns that work like dental fillings but restore the tooth strength, structure, and appearance. There are many advantages of onlays and inlays, and one of them is that they cannot get stained easily. Stain Resistant Perhaps, the greatest benefit of inlays and onlays is the fact that they are resistant to stains. These appliances are made from highly durable material that perfectly matches the color shade of your teeth. Given that this material does not stain easily, it will remain clear and attractive for several years. Furthermore, the shade used to make onlays and inlays does not stand out against the color of teeth even after a long time. Apart from their stain-resistant nature, inlays and onlays are important because they help preserve much of your natural tooth. This makes the cleaning process easier and effective. In some cases, traditional and composite fillings may shrink with time, making the tooth vulnerable. Inlays and onlays don't shrink and will remain stable for a long time. Therefore, inlays and onlays are useful dental appliances that will help improve your oral health. They are mostly used when you have a cavity that is too large for a dental filling. As much as both inlays and onlays are designed to repair tooth decay and cavities, inlays are mainly used to fix the damage that doesn't extend beyond the tooth pulp. On the other hand, onlays are mainly used to fix the damage that extends beyond the tooth's center. For more information on the benefits of onlays and inlays, contact our offices....
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What You Can Do to Help Minimize Denture Pain?

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Front Desk
If you have just received dentures, you will have some pain at first while getting used to wearing them. However, that pain should not continue as you become acclimated to wearing the prostheses. If you do have any type of denture pain, contact us for an examination. Your dentures may need to be relined or you may need a slight adjustment. The following information will help you cope with any discomfort in the meantime. How to Minimize Denture-associated Pain Besides poorly fitting dentures, denture pain may result from food that gets stuck in the gums and has not been removed. Therefore, make sure you clean your dentures and gums thoroughly to alleviate any type of discomfort. Use a water flosser to support your denture and gum care. Also, make sure you check with us before you proceed with an at-home remedy. In some instances, we may recommend that you use a topical anesthetic containing benzocaine to relieve denture pain. It also helps to rinse your mouth with a salt-and-lukewarm water rinse. The salt and water will draw out the bad bacteria and reduce inflammation. You can gain further relief by using an over-the-counter pain reliever, such a Tylenol or aspirin. Why You Should Remove and Soak Your Dentures You should always soak your dentures overnight and keep them moist. Using a commercial cleanser will remove 99% of germ-causing bacteria and will lead to a better denture fit. Also, when you take out your dentures overnight to soak, you give your gums a needed rest. Dentures add a lot of pressure to the gingival tissue - pressure that can lead to mouth sores and pain. In addition, the types of foods you eat can decrease or increase the pain your experience. Eating soft foods, especially if you have new dentures, will help you get accustomed to wearing your new teeth. You can also ease any gum irritation by avoiding sticky foods. In addition, using a denture adhesive prevents gum pain, as it keeps the denture in place and prevents it from moving and causing irritation. Are your dentures causing you any pain or discomfort? If so, give us a call today. We can set up an appointment that will conveniently accommodate your schedule....
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All Posts:

Is Using Your Teeth Roughly Will Likely Chip Your Veneers?
9/21/2021
Are Onlays and Inlays Easily Stained?
9/6/2021
What You Can Do to Help Minimize Denture Pain?
8/23/2021
Understanding Dental Implants
8/9/2021
Do Teeth Shift Around After You Get a Dental Crown?
7/26/2021
Do Sealants Protect Against Staining, Too?
7/12/2021
Do You Need an Inlay or an Onlay For Your Teeth?
6/21/2021
Some Medications Can Impact How Dental Implants Heal
6/7/2021
How Your Mouth Adjusts to a New Dental Crown
5/24/2021
Are Dental Implants the Best Solution for You?
5/10/2021
All About Dentures
4/26/2021
What if my Dental Bridge is Loose Should I Get it Fixed?
4/12/2021
Psychological Impact of Tooth loss
3/22/2021
How to Ensure Success of Your Dental Implants?
3/8/2021
What is a Peg Tooth?
2/22/2021
Come See Us if Your Jaw Has Been Popping or Clicking
2/8/2021
We Can Make Treating Oral Cancer Easier
1/25/2021
Bone Grafts Require a Careful Recovery
1/11/2021
Is Dental Bonding Good at Fixing Dental Issues?
12/21/2020
What Makes a CEREC Crown Different?
12/7/2020
How Implants and Dentures Work Together
11/16/2020
Brushing Teeth As a Caregiver Means Needing to Watch for Signs of Trouble
11/9/2020
Is Keeping Your Dentures Moist Necessary?
10/19/2020
Custom Dentures Can Be the Perfect Solution
10/5/2020
What to Do if a Dental Crown Comes Loose
9/21/2020
What Job Does a Bridge Actually Have for Your Mouth?
9/7/2020
How to Adjust to a New Set of Dentures
8/24/2020
Ways of Properly Caring for New Bonding
8/10/2020
What to Expect Following the Placement of a Dental Crown
7/23/2020
Reasons to Consider Upgrading Your Dentures This Year
7/7/2020
Dentures Can Be a Great Option, Even if You Are Young
6/22/2020
Tips for Caregivers Helping Someone with Dentures
6/8/2020
How Guided Tissue Regeneration Can Restore Your Gums
5/29/2020
What Are the Most Common Sources of Dental Pain?
5/15/2020
:How Teeth Grinding Can Damage Dentures
4/20/2020
Questions Most New Denture Wearers Ask Us
4/10/2020
Times Where You May Need to Have a Temporary Crown Installed
3/20/2020
Pros and Cons of Getting Overdentures
3/10/2020
How Dried Out Dentures Can Hurt Your Mouth
2/20/2020
What Is the Purpose of Brushing Your Dentures?
2/10/2020
How a Single Missing Tooth Harms Your Jaw Bone
1/20/2020
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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