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Can Baking Soda Improve Our Oral Health?

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Front Desk
Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda has many uses, particularly in cleaning and cooking. Nonetheless, its usefulness does not end there, baking soda can also be used in oral health. If you are looking for new ways to help improve and protect your mouth, make sure that the products you use are effective and safe. Baking soda, in particular, can benefit our oral health in different ways. Reduces Acid Levels and Plaque When the acidity in the mouth is pretty high, you may experience enamel erosion, hence increasing the risk of decay. Because baking soda is alkaline, it helps regulate the pH of the mouth by neutralizing the acidity. Therefore, it not only prevents decay but also aids with remineralization of the enamel. Also, baking soda limits the buildup of plaque by neutralizing plaque acids. Whitens Teeth Baking soda contains a low abrasiveness level and helps remove stains from the teeth' surfaces. Moreover, oral care products containing baking soda tend to be more effective at whitening teeth than the more abrasive solutions that don't have baking soda. Just bathe a damp brush head into baking soda and use it to brush your teeth. Alternatively, make a paste with water and baking soda and apply it to your teeth where it sits for about two minutes. Thereafter, wipe it off. Combats Bacteria Baking soda contains antibacterial properties. Therefore, it can help reduce the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Using baking soda helps prevent decay and periodontal disease that arise from the buildup of bacterial plaque. Talk to us if you want to know how you can enhance your oral health with baking soda. We will explain to you how it works and how you can effectively and safely incorporate it into your daily oral hygiene routine. Schedule an appointment with us now....
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3 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Front Desk
It is important to talk to a dental specialist when looking for solutions for your missing or extracted teeth. If you have a gap in your dental outline, it could lead to serious dental issues which could be complex and costly to treat. Therefore, if you have missing teeth, you can come to our clinic to get a free consultation and get advice on why dental implants can represent the best solution to improve your dental health. You Will Be Able to Follow Dental Hygiene Routines Dental implants act as your natural teeth, and therefore you will be able to follow your normal dental hygiene routines. You will be able to floss and brush your teeth normally, with no fear of interfering with the new teeth. It is recommended to continue with dental hygiene routines as they will be crucial in maintaining your implants. They Look Like Natural Teeth Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and people will not be able to realize that you have dental implants inserted. Therefore, this can improve your confidence, as you will be able to smile and showcase a perfect set of teeth. Implants are Durable When you get implants, they will be able to serve you for many years without the need for replacement. With regular dental visits, you will be able to maintain your dental implants for a sustained time. Visit Our Facility for Effective Oral Care Contact our offices if you are thinking of having dental implants. Our specialists have some of the modern methods that can guarantee you effective treatment and care. Call our offices to book an appointment and talk to a dental professional....
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Common Causes of Denture Sores

Posted on 3/21/2022 by Front Desk
Dentures are dental appliances used to replace lost teeth. Whether you have lost your teeth due to an accident or health reasons, dentures will help restore your smile and oral structure. As much as dentures are helpful, they come with a few challenges; denture sores are one of them. Denture sores can be quite uncomfortable if left untreated. As a denture wearer, it is important to know the common causes of denture sores for future prevention. Bacteria If you don't clean or maintain your dentures properly, bacteria will accumulate on them and cause yeast formation. The presence of yeast under your dentures will cause painful sores. It is important to know that the risk posed by a yeast infection is much higher for denture wearers than those with natural teeth. This is because the bacteria can inflame all the areas covered by dentures and cause serious damage. Fit You can also experience denture sores due to poor-fitting dentures. When dentures don't fit properly, they fall out of alignment and start rubbing against your gums. They can also rub on the top and bottom of your mouth, leading to denture sores in those areas. Furthermore, misfitting dentures can rub against the gums lead to a condition known as bone resorption. This is a painful and extremely uncomfortable ailment that makes chewing difficult. The damage could also extend to the jaw and worsen the condition. The Adjustment Period You might experience mild pain during the first few weeks of wearing dentures. This is similar to any other periodontal procedure because your mouth takes time to adjust. Therefore, it is normal to experience denture sores during the first few weeks. However, if the pain doesn't go away after a month or so, you should come in for further checks. Schedule an appointment with our offices if you have any symptoms of denture sores....
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All Posts:

Can Baking Soda Improve Our Oral Health?
4/25/2022
3 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants
4/11/2022
Common Causes of Denture Sores
3/21/2022
Why is the All-on-4 Treatment Becoming a Popular Choice?
3/7/2022
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
2/21/2022
Is It Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?
2/7/2022
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
1/24/2022
Are Dental Implants Cosmetic?
1/10/2022
Full Arch Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
12/23/2021
The Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
12/10/2021
What to Know About Getting a Partial Denture
11/22/2021
Places of Your Dentures that Are Easy to Miss When Brushing Them
11/8/2021
Procedures Prosthodontists Perform
10/25/2021
Is Dental Bonding the Best Material for a Chipped Tooth?
10/11/2021
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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