Useful Information About Teeth & Removable Dentures

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Have you become comfortable with your missing teeth and smiling without showing them? If the process involved with getting artificial teeth is what keeps you fearful of investing in them, you should stop worrying about it. You must understand that there are ways to replace your missing teeth without having to go through an extensive process. You can opt for replacements that are not permanent, such as removable dentures. Below, you will find helpful information in regards to your oral health.

Is it Important to Keep a Few Natural Teeth?

It is very important for you to try to keep the natural teeth that are still in your mouth. You need natural teeth because they are vital when it comes to jawbone health. For instance, chewing with your natural teeth leads to jawbone stimulation. If your jawbones never receive any stimulation, they can deteriorate and become weak. You would then be at risk of losing any of the natural teeth that are still in place, which would lead to you needing more artificial teeth on your dentures.

Can Removable Dentures Stimulate Jawbones?

You will not receive any jawbone stimulation from removable dentures, as there will be no roots in place or contact with your jawbones. However, partial dentures are still important for maintaining your natural teeth in a good condition. Removable dentures can prevent your natural teeth from shifting apart, which is important if you don't want to end up with a lot of gaps.

What is Involved with Getting Removable Dentures?

As with every dental procedure, a dentist will first want to determine if there are any conditions that need to be treated before the denture process begins. For example, gum disease will be treated if it is found that you have it during your initial examination for dentures. A mold of your teeth and gums will be obtained to begin the denture creation process. The dentist will also give you the opportunity to choose how white you want the artificial teeth to be. The artificial gum color can be chosen by you as well.

Are Removable Dentures Easy to Maintain?

You will not have a hard time with maintaining removable dentures in a good condition. You can simply brush them to remove debris, and it should be done with nonabrasive toothpaste. Keep the dentures in a sterile solution at night when you are asleep for germ prevention. Make an appointment to discuss removable dentures with a dentist.


17 October 2016

Mouth Rinses Are Not Just for Bad Breath

I have always brushed and flossed my teeth daily, but I still had the occasional cavity when I visited the dentist for a check-up. He told me it was normal to have a cavity on occasion and that I shouldn't let it stress me out too much. Well, I am not one to just accept any problem I am having, so I started looking into how to improve my oral hygiene even more. I had always thought mouthwash was just to improve your breath, but I found some that said they helped keep cavities away. I started using one every day before bed. I haven't had a cavity in two years now, and I think the mouth rinse is the reason! I created this blog to remind other people that even if they brush and floss regularly, they can always find ways to take even better care of their teeth.