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How to Care for Dental Bonding So It Lasts as Long as Possible
Posted on 10/10/2019 by Front Desk
Getting dental bonding will help you to protect your teeth from decay. Still, as with everything else, dental bonding will wear down over time. Here are a few things you can do to be sure that you make your dental bonding last as long as it can. Watch What You ChewYou have no doubt heard that chewing ice is bad for your teeth. The extreme temperature combined with the intense pressure can combine to form small cracks in the enamel. Over time, these cracks can worsen until the tooth needs to be repaired. It will come as no surprise to you that the same is true for dental bonding. Chewing on ice can severely impact the length of time your dental bonding will last. Because of this, it is better to avoid crunching on ice altogether. Besides ice, you might want to limit your use of other overly crunchy foods. While dental bonding is very durable, chewing on things like hard candy or similar foods could wind up damaging the dental bonding. Pay Attention to Your BiteIf you have an uneven bite pattern, it could end up causing your dental bonding to wear down more quickly. Likewise, if you suffer from bruxism (grinding your teeth while you sleep) you should definitely invest in a mouthguard to help make sure that your dental bonding is not affected by it. Depending on the severity of your bruxism, you might be able to use a store-bought mouthguard, or you might need to have one professionally made for you. In either case, the expenditure is worth it, as it will help preserve your dental bonding as well as your teeth. If you have any questions about your dental bonding, please contact us. We are always happy to talk with you about your dental issues....
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The Best Foods While Getting Used to Dentures
Posted on 9/20/2019 by Front Desk
Getting dentures will prove to be one of the best choices you have made in regards to your dental health for a long time. Dentures give you a way to enjoy the foods you love, while providing the stimulation necessary to prevent deterioration of your jawbone tissue. Further, once you are used to your dentures, you will find that you enjoy a huge boost in your self-confidence. However, without a doubt, there is an adjustment period when you get dentures. During this time, while your mouth is getting used to your dentures, you should take steps to ease the process. One step is to focus on eating the right foods. Foods That are Easy on Your GumsThe guiding principle to keep in mind is to select foods that do not require a lot of vigorous chewing or tearing. Foods like steak, saltwater taffy, and so on are probably not going to be on your menu for at least a few months. Instead, opt for foods that are soft and pliant. Most fruit (except for overly crunchy fruit) is a good choice, as is creamy food like soups, yogurt, and so on. Properly prepared chicken can be easy on your gums, as can most dished prepared in a pressure cooker or crock pot. Looking Ahead During the transition time, you might become a little bit discouraged that you are limited with what you can eat. Just keep in mind that this is only a temporary state of things. Once your gums have adjusted to your new dentures, you will be able to enjoy many of the foods you used to eat when you had your natural teeth. So, don't be discouraged, and be sure to carefully monitor your gum tissue during the adjustment process. Once your mouth is used to the dentures, slowly ease your way into other foods until you are eating the ones you enjoy....
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What Do You Need to Know When Getting Used to New Dentures?
Posted on 9/10/2019 by Front Desk
Dentures, or prosthetic teeth, are used to replace some or all of your missing teeth. It isn't as simple as popping them into your mouth and getting on with your daily life, though; there is an adjustment period that you will need to go through once you are home with your new dentures. Today we will look at some of the things you will want to know as you get used to wearing prosthetic teeth. New Teeth, New You! Congratulations on getting home with a custom fitted set of dentures! Whether you are using prosthetic teeth as a replacement for all of your teeth, or just a few of them, you may notice that things don't feel quite the same in your mouth now. That is normal. It will take some time to adjust to your dentures. Increased drooling is something that you may be noticing at first. This can be frustrating and even a little embarrassing, but it will pass. Your tongue and mouth are adjusting to the new dentures and an increased saliva flow is normal for a few days. Additionally, you may notice that your jaw and cheeks feel a little sore. This is also normal. As the muscles in your mouth and face become accustomed to the new teeth, the muscles are learning how to move around them effectively. This can lead to soreness and tenderness, but should go away after a few days. Speech is another area where you may notice some differences. Again, your tongue is a muscle and it will take some time to adjust to having dentures in place. This is the same when it comes to eating; give yourself time to get used to eating soft foods before you jump into eating a steak dinner. If you continue to have discomfort or are having difficulty adjusting, please call our office right away....
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All Posts:

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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