In many ways, the long-term care environment is a perfect one. Seniors with compromised cognitive or physical abilities have a setting that is safe, populated with caring staff, meals and the companionship of like-minded residents. While we would like to believe that the long-term care facility has everything necessary for a happy, serene and protected life, the area most often overlooked is that of routine oral care. For the most part, this is a correct analysis. The only p
You’ve reached a turning point in your life and are about to complete your final denture fitting. If you’re hoping to walk out of your dental provider’s office with shiny new dentures and bite into that beautiful red apple, perhaps some clarification is in order. To begin, dentures are not the same as your natural teeth. Whether you have been without those teeth for ten days or ten years, your dentures will not feel the way that those teeth did. Let’s talk about pain first.
Any discussion of the pros and cons, dos and don’ts of denture adhesives must be prefaced by answering the question, “If my dentures fit properly, why will I need a denture adhesive?” Strictly speaking, properly fitting dentures typically will not require a denture adhesive. That response, however, is insufficient. Dentures may become loose not because they were improperly fit, but because the gums change over time, causing dentures to become out of adjustment. Before you be
We have all had dry mouth at one time or another. Maybe it occurred when we had to stand up and speak to a group of people. Or maybe it was accompanied by thirst that simply couldn’t be quenched. Here are some of the questions that you can ask yourself to determine whether or not you truly suffer from dry mouth: Do you have difficulty with swallowing or speaking? Does you tongue often feel like shoe leather? Do you constantly sip liquids in order to swallow foods? Does it s
Learn about how dentures are made, from the first appointment to final delivery. The process of complete denture fabrication requires anywhere from 4-6 appointments which include impressions, bite articulation, try-in with the teeth in wax, final conversion into acrylic, and final delivery. Adjustments may be necessary after you receive your dentures to ensure that your teeth come together for maximum comfort and chewing ability. Mobile denture clinic services are an alternat