Can Dentures Cause Bone Loss?

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A Bridge Denture

Switching to dentures is a big change, and it can have some unexpected consequences. As we loose teeth we also lose bone density, but dentures can help slow or mitigate this bone loss. Our jaws are responsible for supporting and anchoring our teeth, and when removing those teeth it leaves gaps in our jawbones. The bone that supports our teeth … Read More

How to Remove Tartar From Your Dentures

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Removing Tartar from Dentures

Keeping your dentures clean is an important part of keeping your mouth and gums healthy. Plaque is a sticky deposit on teeth that forms when bacteria is allowed to proliferate, and can cause gum disease. If it is left unattended it can harden into tartar, which attaches itself to the surface of your dentures. Removing tartar, and keeping your dentures … Read More

The History Behind Modern Dentures

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A Senior Citizen With a Great Smile

For thousands of years, humans have suffered from tooth loss and decay. While modern standards of care have improved – like how we have toothbrushes no longer made with horsehair, and how toothpaste that doesn’t contain charcoal, chalk, or salt – our diets these days also contain far more sugar than ever before… a real danger for teeth. Dentures have … Read More

Why Dentures Smell, & What to Do About It

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Denture Bad Breath

Sometimes dentures can smell bad.  This is simply because the types of bacteria which accumulate on dentures are the same as those which accumulate on natural teeth and oral tissues. Certain types of this bacteria are responsible for causing bad breath; when not removed from dentures, this can lead to bad breath caused by dentures (AKA, “denture breath”). Even though … Read More

Ask the Denturist: Do You Really Need to Remove Your Dentures Before Going to Sleep?

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Dentures Being Stored in Water

One of the most common questions we are asked is “why do I have to remove my dentures before I go to sleep?”. It’s an honest question, as at first the idea of sleeping with your dentures in seems harmless enough. However, wearing dentures changes your oral hygiene requirements, and removing your dentures before sleep plays a part in keeping … Read More

Are Dental Implants a Good Option For You?

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Dental Implant Rendering

A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal which is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial crown is then attached to and is held by the implant, providing a fully functional replacement tooth. On their own, dental implants have many benefits- and even more when compared with other dental restoration … Read More

The Top Three Questions We Get Asked About Dentures

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Holding a Set of Dentures

The need to consider getting dentures can arise from many situations or circumstances which occur throughout your life.  This need could simply be the result of aging, or due to accidents where teeth fall out.  Dentures should be considered anytime you have had any tooth loss. Dentures are essentially false teeth which are used to replace the lack of some, … Read More

5 Useful Tips for Keeping Your Dentures Clean

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5 Tips for Keeping Dentures Clean

Oral hygiene is important for the health of your teeth, gums, and dentures. Dentures require some basic care in order to stay clean, but with a simple daily routine you’ll find that proper denture care only takes a few minutes extra per day. One of the biggest benefits of the removable denture is the ability to keep it nice and … Read More