Category: Oral Health

How Not to Clean Your Dentures

January 1, 2021

Dentures are just like natural teeth in that it’s important to take proper care of them to keep your smile looking its best and brightest. Some people think that it’s not important to clean dentures as often as natural teeth, but just like them, dentures can also pick up stains that can leave them looking less than their best. Sometimes it’s tempting to get creative, though, with the ways that dentures are cleaned, so read on for a list of...

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How to Keep Your Mouth Young and Healthy

December 1, 2020

Thankfully, with advances in dentistry, it isn’t always assumed that adults over 65 are going to have dentures. It is actually more likely that 75% of adults in that age bracket retain their own teeth. So, how can you keep your mouth young and healthy? The Classics are Still, Well, Classic Brushing, flossing, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding sugary or acidic foods still apply as much as ever. Adults above 65 are more at risk for tooth...

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5 Things Your Dentist Needs to Know

November 2, 2020

Geriatric Dentistry, an important field of dentistry that can meet your needs uniquely, is an important tool in treating seniors in the dental office. Only you can help your dentist understand your situation well, and inform them so they may give you the best treatment possible. Here are 5 things your dentist needs to know to give you accurate helpful treatment. Health History Sharing your health history with your dentist can give them a...

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Implants or Dentures?

October 1, 2020

If you’ve experienced a tooth loss and you’re considering your options, it can be an important part of the process to compare implants or dentures. They are both different options that come with benefits and drawbacks. Read on to compare and consider which is right for you? Dentures If you’re considering implants or dentures, there are many things that set dentures apart, and are unique to them. Dentures are a traditional and often used...

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How to Prevent Dry Mouth

September 1, 2020

Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of factors, but no matter the cause, dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay. So how can you prevent dry mouth, or find a way to alleviate the impact of dry mouth? Be Careful What You Eat Caffeine can exacerbate dry mouth, as can alcohol, even in mouth washes. Both can impact how hydrated your body is, contributing to dehydration, which can greatly affect dry mouth symptoms. Choosing beverages that...

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