3 Facts You Should Know about Your Dentures

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Partial and full dentures are popular choices for people that have lost some or all of their teeth. They are affordable and can be customised to make them as close to your natural bite as possible. After the adjustment period, you will be able to talk and eat almost everything you would with natural teeth. This article highlights three important facts to remember when you have dentures to ensure you maximise your service life from them.

11 December 2017

Mealtime With Invisalign: What If You Are Unable to Brush After Every Meal?

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When you first begin your treatment with Invisalign, your orthodontist will advise you to take your trays out for each meal and brush your teeth before putting them back in again. Brushing your teeth after meals prevents the trays from trapping food debris and acids. However, depending on your situation, it isn't always possible to brush after every meal. Placing your trays back on your teeth while there is food debris on your teeth is not advisable.

22 November 2017

As Far As Your Long-Term Health Goals, Everything Begins in the Mouth

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Did you know that you have trillions of different bacteria within your body, most of which are in your gut? There is a very complicated ecosystem inside and it is sometimes difficult to keep the different types of bacteria in balance. However, if you don't you can face health issues in later life and many of the problems begin in your mouth, the "port of entry" for your weird and wonderful world.

25 October 2017

Two common problems people experience when they first start wearing dentures

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Many people experience issues during the first few weeks of wearing their new dentures. Read on to learn more about what these issues are and how they can be addressed. Bad breath A lot of new denture-wearers find that they develop bad breath when they first start wearing their new dental accessory. Whilst chronically bad breath (or' halitosis') might sound like a minor issue, it can actually be very distressing for the sufferer, as they may feel that they can no longer speak, laugh or stand close to their friends and family, because they worry that these other people might be able to detect the putrid odour coming from their mouth.

9 October 2017

3 Shade Designs for Porcelain Veneers

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One of the most durable ways to have whiter teeth is to have porcelain veneers designed for you. A successful outcome will depend on what choices you made regarding the shade of white for each tooth. This article discusses three shade options that you can select from as those veneers are fabricated. Lightly Monochromatic Designs Lightly monochromatic porcelain veneer colour designs are ideal for people who want all their teeth to be white without any variation of colour.

14 September 2017

Why Using Your Orthodontic Retainer as a Whitening Tray is not a Good Idea

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Orthodontic appliances come in many forms, such as ceramic braces, Invisalign, and the more traditional metal brace. Though they differ slightly in appearance and application, they all achieve the same results--the straightening of your teeth. However, a brace cannot cross over to another form of dentistry. They aren't designed for anything but straightening or moving teeth. The same applies to orthodontic retainers. A retainer is designed specifically to ensure that newly straightened teeth do not relapse and return to their former pre-braces position.

23 August 2017

Are You Flossing Wrong? 3 Common Mistakes

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We all know how important flossing is, but did you know that it's possible to floss incorrectly? It's not enough to just aimlessly floss around a few of your teeth and hope for the best — you need to ensure that you're using the correct technique. If not, you might not be removing all the plaque, debris and bacteria that build up on your teeth. Read on to learn about three of the most common flossing mistakes and how you can avoid them.

1 August 2017

Are You Developing Periodontitis?

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Periodontitis, which is broadly referred to as gum disease, is one of the dental problems that people suffer from but are not aware of until it has advanced significantly. Due to this, it is also considered a silent malady as patients may not be aware of the symptoms since they can be mild and fleeting. This is why it is important to be wary of what gum disease manifests as so you can catch it while it is still in its early stages.

14 March 2017

Zapping Denture Stomatitis Dead: How to Wipe Out Stomatitis with Denture Cleaner and a Microwave

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Whilst wearing dentures or other false teeth, it is important that you practice impeccable oral hygiene and keep your dentures clean and germ-free. It is also a good idea to remove your dentures overnight because doing so will prevent germs from building up on your gums and palate. Denture wearers are at risk of developing thrush, also known as stomatitis, a fungal infection that can cause your gums, palate and the corners of your lips to become red and swollen.

24 February 2017