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Do My Dentures Fit?

Tooth loss can happen to anyone at any age. Thankfully, losing your natural teeth doesn’t have to mean living without an attractive smile. Wearing dentures is an affordable solution if you’re missing at least one tooth. There are many reasons why you might lose your teeth. Trauma, gum disease or decay can result in tooth […]

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Exploring the Treatment of and Reasons for TMJ Disorder in Older Adults

Have you been experiencing headaches? Does your jaw pop when you chew your food? Is there buzzing in your ear? You may have thought all these symptoms were unrelated, but in fact you may be suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD. This disorder can cause severe pain that […]

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How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

How long do dental bridges last? Dental bridges generally last for at least eight to 10 years before you may need it repaired or replaced. In some cases, people continue using the same bridge for up to 20 years or more. If you are missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dental bridges to replace one […]

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Why Do My Dentures Need Adjustments?

Shrinking gums and loss of jawbone density due to aging are the two top reasons why denture wearers need adjustments and relines. Although some gum recession can be attributed to aging, too much gum recession may indicate ongoing gingivitis, or gum disease. If you wear dentures and do not practice good oral hygiene habits, you […]

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Do I Really Need to Tell My Dentist What Medications I’m Taking?

Yes! Hundreds of medications exist that interfere with your oral health and many dental procedures, such as extractions, dental implants and gum surgeries. Drugs causing xerostomia (dry mouth) contribute to a variety of teeth and gum diseases — especially chronic halitosis, tooth decay and gingivitis. When your mouth is dry, the lack of saliva means […]

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How Weight Loss Affects Dentures & Partial Dentures

Losing a significant amount of weight changes your total body composition, including the possibility your gums and mouth shape may no longer accommodate your dentures. If you wear full dentures and lose more than 20 pounds, you might notice a difference in the way your dentures function. For example, people experiencing problems with weight loss […]

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Why Does Food Taste Different After Getting Dentures?

While most of your taste buds are located on your tongue, a few are found on the roof of your mouth (palate). Wearing a full upper denture covers some of these taste buds and puts the taste buds on the tip and edges of your tongue in contact with the acrylic plate of your upper […]

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Fluoride Varnish for Adults: Everything You Need to Know

Fluoride is a mineral commonly found in oceans and other natural water sources. Research on fluoride has shown that it’s not just effective in reducing cavities in both kids and adults, but also in repairing early stages of tooth decay. No matter what your age, fluoride can help fight cavities and keep your teeth strong. […]

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How to Care For Dentures

Dentures have come a long way since George Washington’s wooden teeth. Today, dentures are made and fitted to look and perform just like your natural teeth, and even better in some cases. Dentures are used to replace teeth lost due to injury or decay. They are artificial teeth that can be positioned to fill multiple […]

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Thirsting for Answers? Try these 6 Home Remedies for Dry Mouth

The dry throat, the cracked lips, the parched and sticky tongue and gums, the difficulty swallowing and the thirst you can never quench… They’re all signs of xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth, and it can be more than just an annoying problem — it can be a risk factor for dental disease and many […]

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