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Can I Brush My Dentures While I’m Still Wearing Them?

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 10:55 pm
Lady thinks something over

Dentures can be an excellent solution to extensive tooth loss, but it’s important to clean them properly so that they can look great, work properly, and last as long as possible. Many people may be tempted to think that it is enough to brush their dentures just like real teeth while they are still in their mouths. Here’s why this is not an adequate denture hygiene practice and why it’s essential to remove your dentures to clean them properly.

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Healthy Gums Matter Before Cosmetic Dentistry

April 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 11:07 pm

Patient with advanced gum diseaseDo you avoid showing your teeth when smiling for a picture? If you’re embarrassed by discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth, cosmetic dentistry can give you a picture-perfect smile. However, if you have gum disease, the infection can put a kink in your plans. Your gums must be healthy before any elective service. Although aesthetic flaws are your concern, your dentist’s initial priority will be your dental health, and here’s why.

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The Prosthetic Diet: How Dentures Affect Your Nutrition

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 5:29 am
Dentures on a table

Dentures are capable of incredible things. For people missing most of their teeth, they’ll be able to give you a smile you can take real pride in, and that you’ll be happy to show off to others. This boost to your self-esteem is absolutely invaluable.

However, as well as modern dentures tend to fit, there are some things that people still have trouble eating while wearing them. This leads them to worry whether their prosthetic could impact their ability to eat a balanced diet. If you’re curious, here are the implications that your prosthetic could have for your diet.

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Can You Kiss with Dentures?

February 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 2:04 am
older couple embracing

On Valentine’s Day, individuals gearing up for a romantic outing with their partners are getting ready for a night filled with affection. In addition to arranging dinner reservations or procuring ingredients for a cozy meal at home, those who rely on dentures to replace multiple or all of their teeth have extra considerations on their minds. They wonder: if the date goes smoothly, will they be able to share a meaningful goodnight kiss with their partner? Read on to discover whether kissing with dentures is feasible.

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Your Risk of Gum Disease Increases with Age

January 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 1:23 am

Patient with advanced gum diseaseCavities aren’t the only culprit of tooth loss. Gum disease is also a leading cause. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults over the age of 30 have a form of the preventable infection. Although gum disease can affect anyone, no matter age, older adults are at a higher risk. Many factors can increase your risk of gum disease. Here are the tips you need to keep your gums healthy.

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Smile Makeover Essentials: True Facts About Dental Veneers

December 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 3:17 pm
A woman smiling with her new dental veneers

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and finally invest in your very own set of dental veneers. Congratulations! You’re about to completely transform your smile with one of the best cosmetic treatments available. However, before you head into your dentist’s office to seal the deal, there are some things you should know.

Continue reading to learn everything about veneers before you commit to the treatment.

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4 Holiday Foods to Enjoy in Moderation & Maintain a Healthy Smile

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 8:24 pm

The holidays are a great time for gathering with family and enjoying delicious foods that are usually not found around a dinner table at any other time of year. While it’s perfectly normal to indulge in some of your favorite sweets and carb-filled dishes, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t overdo it. To keep your smile from suffering this season, limit your consumption of these four holiday foods.

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Want to Avoid a Root Canal? Use Up Your Dental Insurance

November 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 12:38 am
A man talking about dental insurance with his dentist

If you’ve been putting off dental visits, now is the time to stop, especially if you have dental insurance. Every year, more than 100 billion in insurance premiums go unused all over the United States. The truth is—that insurance coverage that gets left on the table might be the key to maintaining your smile. When you put off treatment, your oral health can decline until you need more invasive procedures like root canals.

If you want to learn more about how dental insurance can help you avoid needing more serious treatments, continue reading.

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Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

October 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 8:05 pm

Incomplete jigsaw puzzle of a human headTooth decay isn’t the only threat to your dental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of adults have a form of gum disease. Not only is it a leading cause of tooth loss, but it is also linked to an increased risk of various health issues, including Alzheimer’s disease. If you skip flossing your teeth, here’s why you should commit to keeping your gums healthy. 

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Helpful Tips & Tricks for Talking with Dentures

September 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 4:59 pm

As you’d expect, speech gets hard when you lose teeth. You need pearly whites to position your tongue and thus form words. That said, dentures can’t fix this dilemma at once; they’re initially tricky to talk with. Wearers must “re-learn” their speech skills before they can pronounce things clearly. Luckily, this learning process doesn’t have to be too hard. Here are some helpful tips for talking with dentures, all from your local Denton dentist.

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