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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
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Can Your Dentures Improve the Health of Your Jaw?
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Front Desk
People lose teeth for many reasons. Some are due to injury, others are disease and others simply aren't caring for their teeth as they should. Regardless of the reason you are losing your teeth, at some point in your life you may need dentures to continue to enjoy the food you like. If you have missing teeth and do not do anything to correct the situation, such as getting implants, your jaw can lose bone mass. The act of chewing is what keep your teeth and jaws strong. It is similar to exercise. Harder impact exercise like jumping jacks make your bones stronger than passive exercise like swimming. Your jawbones are no different. They need the exercise to keep the bone strong and dense. If your jawbone does not get this exercise your appearance can change because your jawbone could begin to snag. This is where dentures come in. What Do Dentures Do?If you have missing teeth and decide to get dentures first your mouth will be evaluated. Are all of the teeth gone or do remnants of the teeth remain? Must these remnants be removed or can they stay without affecting the way the dentures fit? If additional teeth need to be pulled they will. If it can be avoided that will also happen. After the evaluation is completed, what is called an alveoplasty may be done. This smooths the ridges of your jawline to make the dentures fit better. If your dentures fit well, they will be able to mimic the natural teeth in their job of keeping your jawbone well exercised. If you have any problems with your dentures, the way they fit or problems chewing, you should immediately contact us to make the necessary adjustments. If you would like an evaluation or further information, please contact us. We' are happy to help with your decision....
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Will Everyone Eventually Have Dentures?
Posted on 5/10/2019 by Front Desk
Do you believe that dentures are an inevitability for everyone? There may have been a time where this was true, but that is no longer the case. Dental care has come a long way since then. Today, you have several options should you lose a tooth, plus you have more options when it comes to healing a tooth and keeping it, than you ever did in the past. It is important that you understand how to care for your teeth to keep them for as long as possible. The better you care for your teeth, the less likely you are to ever have to wear dentures. How to Best Care for Your Original TeethIf you want to avoid wearing dentures, then you need to be careful when it comes to the teeth you were born with. First, this means taking the time to brush them two times each day. This is a very important part of helping your teeth last. Next, you also need to make sure to floss them properly at least once daily. This is not a now-and-again style hygiene recommendation. Flossing needs to be part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Finally, you also need to make sure that you rinse your entire mouth with mouthwash once per day. This should be done after flossing if you want the best benefit out of it. You also need to make sure that you see your dentist every six months for a cleaning, exam, and to repair any issues with your teeth right away. If you have any issues with a tooth where it needs to come out, then make an appointment to come in and see us. We can restore that missing tooth to keep the rest of your teeth as healthy as possible. Call our office today to find out more!...
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You Can Wear Only One Set of Dentures
Posted on 4/20/2019 by Front Desk
We often find that when patients think about dentures, they imagine a completely false set of teeth. While this is something that is required from time to time, there are so many other possible variables. Did you know that you can have a denture on only one side of your mouth? How about only an upper denture? It's possible! Let's look at some of the common combinations we see in our office and find a solution for your missing teeth. Improve Your Oral HealthDentures not only restore your smile, they improve your overall oral health. Having missing teeth on one side or missing all of the teeth on either the top or bottom arch can lead to complications with your remaining teeth. If the existing teeth have nothing to stop them, such as other teeth, they begin to shift in the mouth losing their place. Eventually, they can fall out as well, even if they're healthy. For this reason, our office encourages you to come in and see us if you're in need of a partial denture. A removable prosthetic device can be made to fit the upper arch if you're missing those teeth. Or perhaps you suffered an injury to the face and are missing the teeth on one side of the mouth? These can be replaced by a partial dental prosthetic. The important thing is to maintain the integrity of the remaining teeth in the mouth, and this is achieved by wearing dentures or a partial denture in place of the missing teeth. Keeping the surrounding teeth healthy is essential for good oral health, even after you've received an upper or lower denture. Brushing twice daily, scheduling regular cleanings and checkups with our office and maintaining good oral health will help your smile last for years, no matter how it's constructed. Call us today....
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All Posts:

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




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