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24Apr, 2019

5 Tips on How to Care for Your Dentures

Dentures are removable, prosthetic devices that act as replacements for missing teeth and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory from a series of impressions taken of your mouth. Some of the most common types of dentures include:        Complete dentures – Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, replace all of your teeth in the upper and/or lower dental arch. They are held in place with the help of an oral adhesive.        Immediate dentures – Immediate dentures […]

10Apr, 2019

5 Common Denture Issues

If you are experiencing issues such as multiple dental cavities, gum disease or tooth decay, getting dentures is something worth considering. Likewise, if you have been involved in an accident that has damaged and weakened your teeth or if you have a medical condition such as diabetes that has led to tooth loss, getting dentures may be in your best interest. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Taking into consideration how many of your healthy teeth remain, you may need either partial dentures or […]

26Feb, 2019

Is Sugar Bad for Dentures?

Is eating sugar bad for your teeth? This is one question that is constantly being asked. We have all heard the saying ‘eating too much sugar can rot your teeth’. Yet, how exactly does this happen? Believe it or not, the sugar itself is not the culprit. Rather, the damage is caused by the bacteria in your mouth that feeds on the sugar from the foods and beverages you consume. This harmful bacteria produces acids that dissolve and damage the teeth (or rather the tooth enamel). In turn, loss of […]

23Jan, 2019

Oral Health for Over 55’s

As we get older, dental health is one area that we tend to be put on the back burner. However, due to its association with general health, it is important to practice good oral hygiene. The human body comprises of complex biological systems, which perform specific functions that are essential for day-to-day living. Because of the way that these systems are interconnected, one area of the body can affect some other area(s) of the body. For instance, problems with the teeth and gums – such as tooth decay or severe […]

8Jan, 2019

Do Dentures Stain Like Normal Teeth?

New dentures give you a smile to be proud of; white and glossy, a real Hollywood smile. It helps that they look like natural teeth so you can flaunt them to your heart’s content. However, as you wear them for a while, you may realise that the white is no longer as vibrant. This is because dentures stain like normal teeth. They begin by first appearing dull and if care is not taken, over time, they could develop white or brownish colours. Fortunately for you, it is not the end […]

29Nov, 2018

5 Foods To Avoid When You Have Dentures

Dentures give you the smile and confidence you miss when you lose your natural teeth. Despite this, they are not able to provide the same durability and function of regular teeth. This is why taking care of your dentures is of great importance. The biggest issue denture wearers face is the adjustments they have to make in their menus. Some foods are no longer compatible, as they can possibly damage the dentures in the long run.  As a guide, here are the top foods you should avoid if you have […]

6Nov, 2018

My Smile Plan – Smile Now Pay Later

It does not matter whether you had planned for the medical procedure or it was an emergency; you can easily end up owing the healthcare provider substantially. Sometimes you do not have the cash you need ready at hand when you get the bill, what then? When it comes to Aesthetic Dentures, many people hesitate to get their procedure done because they are afraid they might not be able to afford it. While the fear is legit, it does not have to be the case. My Smile Plan is a […]

26Sep, 2018

How to Look After Your Toothbrush

There is a common myth that if you have full dentures, you do not need to visit a dentist often. At first glance, the logic looks foolproof. After all, if your teeth are not natural, why would you be overly concerned about oral health? However, logical as this line of reasoning may sound, it is an oversimplification of the facts. To start with, oral health is a lot about maintaining dental hygiene. No matter how many natural teeth you have or you have not, you are still at a risk […]

21Aug, 2018

What You Should Do If You Chip or Break Your Dentures

Life can be a struggle if you have to go through it without teeth. Tooth loss can make chewing or speaking very difficult. As a result, the person with tooth loss experiences a lower life quality. Fortunately, for the willing patient, dentures can provide the kind of relief they need. They enable victims of tooth loss to speak clearly and to eat foods they would otherwise avoid. Recent research shows a connection between tooth loss and malnutrition and the connection stems from the fact that some foods are just difficult […]

18Jul, 2018

The Importance of Oral Health When You Have Diabetes

The past decade has seen a lot of research go into the link between diabetes and gum disease. In fact, according to a recent study, periodontal disease has become a leading complication of diabetes. Many people, until they visit a denture clinic, usually have no idea that there is even a connection between diabetes and their oral health. Before delving into the details, what exactly is diabetes? A brief look at what diabetes is A person with diabetes has their body unable to produce insulin or to use it properly. […]