If your permanent teeth have been removed or if they have fallen out, then you probably need to get complete or partial dentures fitted in your mouth. These dentures help you restore your normal chewing and speaking function, making them vital additions when you're missing teeth. But taking good care of them is vital to maintain their longevity. These golden rules are designed to help you prolong the lifespan of your dentures.
If you live with high blood pressure (also known as 'hypertension'), you already know the negative effects it has on your general health -- headaches and risk of stroke or heart disease are just a few of the problems you face. However, did you know that high blood pressure can also damage your oral health too? If you've been prescribed a CCB (calcium channel blocker) medication, you could be at risk of thickened, overgrown gums.
Pediatric dentures are often temporary because children grow permanent teeth later after they've lost their milk teeth. It is, however, not uncommon to have children incur permanent gum damage, which leads to the permanent loss of a tooth, or a couple of them. No matter the type of damage, if your child loses their teeth, they might eventually have to wear pediatric dentures. It's not easy for children to manage dentures because naturally kids are playful and impatient.
When you speak to your dentist about professional teeth whitening, you will be given two options: laser whitening or tray whitening. Laser teeth whitening is a highly effective form of whitening your teeth with many different benefits. Here are some reasons to choose this form of teeth whitening. You Will Improve Your Confidence If you have severe discolouring of your teeth, you might find it hard to smile. This can affect more in your life than you might imagine.
Dental veneers are prosthetic devices that resemble thin shells, which are bonded to a patient's teeth with the aim of correcting various cosmetic defects. Porcelain and resin composite material are the most commonly used materials in the fabrication of dental veneers. These prosthetic devices are also referred to as dental porcelain laminates in some quarters. Discussed in this article are answers to a few common questions that first-time patients often have in relation to the use of dental veneers.