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Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Front Desk
Dental bonding is a great way to fix discolored, chipped or cracked teeth It can restore the smile that a person wants. It can fix many problems, but it cannot fix the reasons the problems occurred in the first place. That is why it's important to learn how to protect dental bonding. Learning some things can make this procedure last longer and can help a person retain the smile they want. Regular Dental CareOne of the good things about dental bonding, is that they do not require any special care. Just like your real teeth, it is important to brush and floss daily. Regular checkups and professional cleaning are a good thing to do for your teeth and to protect dental bonding. It is also possible to use whitening products to prevent any discoloration and to keep that bright smile. Preventing Dental ProblemsWhile the basics of care of dental bonding is the same as regular teeth, there are some things to do that can prevent problems that occur at times. Because dental bonding is often used to fix broken or chipped teeth or to cover up gaps it is not always as strong as real healthy teeth. With that in mind, here are some things to be aware of. Bonded teeth will not last forever. The amount of time they do last depends on many things, including the care that you give them. It is possible to touch up bonded teeth at times. Our professionals can help with whitening and fixing any damage that happens. If you have problems with bonded teeth or have any questions, contact our office and speak to one of our dental professionals....
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Do Your Dentures Suffer When You Grind Your Teeth?
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Front Desk
Grinding the teeth can cause many problems. It can cause a person to lose some of their teeth. But if a person no longer has their natural teeth and has turned to dentures do they still have to worry about grinding their teeth. These are some of the problems that can happen to dentures when you grind your teeth. Grinding during the DayMost people think of teeth grinding as something that happens at night when they sleep. This is not the only way that people grind their teeth. Some of the people who suffer from bruxism (the name for teeth grinding) will have chewing muscles that clamp down extremely hard. It can cause them to bite down harder than normal. This can cause damage to the dentures. It is possible that they will wear down faster or they may break. Sleep BruxismMost people take their dentures out when they sleep. They may assume that this will prevent any damage to the dentures if they grind their teeth when they sleep. While the dentures will not wear down or break if they are not in when sleeping, it is possible that sleep bruxism will damage the gums and the jaw. This could lead to the dentures not fitting properly or more resorption of the gums. That can lead to uneven wear of the dentures when they are put back in. The good news for denture wearers that suffer from bruxism is that there are things that can help. Appliances can help prevent damage to the gums when you are sleeping. Reinforced dentures are a possible way to prevent them from wearing down or breaking. The best way to find out what to do to prevent bruxism from damaging your dentures is to talk to our dental professionals. Take a moment and contact our office to find out what you can do....
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What Can Cause Denture Sores?
Posted on 6/25/2018 by Front Desk
Have you had dentures for a while or just now getting dentures and your mouth is getting sore for the first time? This is probably caused by your dentures. Denture sores can be caused by many different things. You still need to take proper care of your dentures if you don't problems can still occur. Not sure what is causing your denture sores and what you can do to try and prevent them? We are going to talk about what can cause denture sores in your mouth and what you can do to help ease the burden of them. Ways to Help prevent Denture SoresIf you have dentures it is very important to keep your mouth healthy and clean. Make sure that your dentures fit properly in your mouth. If you fail to do so, this can cause many different issues such as gum and irritation, mouth infections and if your dentures are loose this could cause problems while trying to speak or eat. There's different types of infections caused by dentures, such as Cheilitis and Stomatitis. Cheilitis causes inflammation and cracking around your mouth. Cheilitis occurs when there is too much yeast build up. Both can be prevented by proper denture care and medicine. You need to clean your mouth each day before putting your dentures in, this will keep your mouth healthy. When you are not using your dentures make sure you store them in the proper denture solution or warm water only, using hot water can cause your dentures to lose their shape. Wearing dentures can be difficult at first, but you will get used to them. If you're still having problems with your dentures after a while you may need to be seen by your dentist. If you have any questions about dentures and denture sores, please contact our office for more information....
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All Posts:

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
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016




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