No two denturists are the same. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that no two sets of dentures are the same. Finding a quality, experienced denturist can seriously impact the comfort of your dentures. You do not have to deal with loose plates, gums that are rubbed raw, distorted speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. If you have any of these problems, there are a few things that you can try before replacing your dentures. Use what I have learned over my 15 years of wearing dentures to find a perfect fit and optimum comfort in your dentures.
25 January 2016
Modern dentistry tells us that wisdom teeth should be removed before they begin breaking the skin, but it's easy to overlook if you're not clear on the reasoning. Left over as a vestigial trace of our evolutionary past, wisdom teeth developed as a replacement set of molars when the original set invariably wore down. A less harsh lifestyle, the advancement of dental treatments and a diet consisting of easier to chew food has made this anthropological remnant obsolete, but there are even better reasons to have your spare molars removed before they punch through your gum line.
6 January 2016
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy can benefit from a multifaceted approach. It's important to visit the dentist once or twice per year to have your teeth cleaned, and it's also imperative to engage in healthy oral hygiene habits at home that consist of brushing your teeth frequently and using dental floss and mouthwash. Beyond these crucial methods, there are other ways to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Your diet plays an important role in your overall oral health -- just as some foods can be problematic for your teeth, others can contribute to clean, healthy teeth.
17 December 2015
There may be many reasons why your teeth hurt when you drink something that's very cold. Some of these reasons may have to do with dental conditions that your dentist can help treat you for. However, there can also be other reasons that you won't be able to have fixed with a visit to your dentist. While you do want to go in for an exam to rule out dental issues, you should still be aware of some of the other possibilities.
29 November 2015
The holidays are here! This is a time when many people spend time with friends and family, eating good food and drinking good wine. If you have porcelain veneers, you may be wondering whether or not the red wine you'll be drinking at your holiday celebrations could stain your veneers. Knowing the answer to these frequently asked questions about veneers, red wine and teeth stains can impact the way you care for your teeth.
10 November 2015
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. An implant differs from other types of restorative dental prosthetic devices because they actually integrate with your jawbone. There are three basic components of a complete dental implant. The first component is the screw. The implant screw, which is made of a nonreactive metal like titanium, is surgically inserted into the jawbone. It replaces the root of the lost tooth and actually fuses with the jawbone over time through a process called osseointegration.