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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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29Jun, 2018

The Truth about Supermarket Dental Adhesives

Dentures work perfectly as teeth replacements. They are especially convenient because you can remove them and put them back in as you like and they are tailor-made for each patient. Dentures, in replacing missing teeth help your smile, appearance, and confidence. What’s more, they prevent the facial muscles from sagging and protect the mouth from excessive bone loss. A denture adhesive helps to improve the fit of partial or full dentures. However, it is not a must-have for everyone. Nonetheless, dental adhesives give you a sense of added security. They […]
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21Jun, 2018

How to Tell If Your Dentures Do Not Fit

Perhaps you heard of the benefits of dentures to your confidence and your smile and decided to go for them. You get over the initial discomfort; at first, it feels like you have a foreign object in your mouth and you are always aware of it. There may even be some pain involved. However, soon enough, you get so comfortable that you forget about dentures until time reminds you. Wear and tear may cause dentures to develop a loose fit. Looseness could also be attributed to bone loss. Patients whose […]
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13Jun, 2018

What Is Halitosis and How Can You Stop It

Dentures are like natural teeth. They need proper maintenance and care otherwise you will get bad breath. If you do not want to incur additional partial denture costs, for example, you will have to remove the dentures at night, soak them and brush them regularly. Clean dentures control the formation of plaque and help prevent gum disease. Keeping your dentures clean also plays a huge role in maintaining overall oral health and preventing halitosis. What is halitosis? Forget the occasional bad breath when you wake up, or after you eat […]
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