As an adult, losing a tooth, doesn’t bring the joy you had as kid, anticipating a visit from the tooth fairy. Unfortunately, when it comes to missing teeth, there’s no lost and found. In fact, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and it’s estimated that by the age of 50 the average […]
If you’re missing one or more teeth, it probably affects your smile and you may also notice a difference in chewing and speaking. But there are options available to help you restore your smile and limit other problems. For example, a bridge – sometimes called a fixed partial denture – replaces missing teeth with artificial […]
Missing teeth? Try dental implants!
Once you start wearing dentures, your oral health and hygiene routine is not over. Dentures should be taken care of just like real teeth. When you take your dentures out, you should brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should rinse the dentures well with water and […]
Close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The 5 year overall survival rate for oral cancer is 52%, but when discovered early, it increases to 80-90% The death rate associated with this […]
Many denture wearers use denture adhesives to keep the suction of their dentures. Recently, many zinc containing adhesive products from companies like Fixodent and Poligrip have been under scrutiny due to the health risks caused by the long term build up of zinc in the body. GlaxoSmithKline the makers of Poligrip have even stopped manufacturing […]
Many denture wearers are unaware of the importance of seeing their dentist for regular denture maintenance. Many think “I don’t have any teeth, so why would I need to come in and see my dentist on a regular basis?” However, as a dentist, it is our job to make sure that everything in the mouth […]