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Making living with dentures easy and comfortable

Your dentures were made to fit you precisely and, if they are cared for properly, they do not change shape. But you may sometimes find that they can become loose due to natural changes in the gums and bone supporting them. As the jawbone begins to shrink, so do the gums. If you find your […]

Why dry mouth can be a problem and what to do about it

Your saliva plays an important role in your oral health and reduced saliva flow can lead to health problems. Reduced saliva flow can lead to a dry mouth and this is a common problem among older adults. It can be caused by various medical disorders and is often a side effect of medications such as […]

You might have gum disease without even knowing it

Gum disease also known as periodontal disease – is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and its a major cause of tooth loss in adults. But its usually painless so you may not even know you have it. Its caused by plaque a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on […]

Understanding your wisdom teeth

Many patients ask whether wisdom teeth are really necessary since so many people have them removed. The fact is that wisdom teeth are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned. However, problems can occur that sometimes make it better to have them removed. For example, when the jaw isn’t […]

Maintaining proper nutrition as an older adult

Maintaining proper nutrition is important for everyone, young or old but many older adults find it difficult to eat a balanced diet. They may avoid meats, raw vegetables and fresh fruits because they have trouble chewing or swallowing. These problems can be caused by painful teeth, ill-fitting dentures, dry mouth or changes in facial muscles. […]

Caring for people who have special needs

People at any age can have a condition that makes it difficult for them to look after their own dental health. This could affect people who suffer from a wide range of conditons such as stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, mental retardation, Down syndrome, genetic disorders, Alzheimers disease or arthritis. However, people in all […]

How to take care of your teeth with braces

Braces are orthodontic apparatus used to help fix crooked and crowded teeth. While modern braces can be comfortable and inconspicuous, you may have to take extra steps to care for your teeth when wearing them. Its important that you continue good oral hygiene practices while wearing braces. You need to continue brushing regularly, following the […]

Things to look out for during pregnancy

Every woman wants to maintain their own health during pregnancy and to take whatever steps are necessary to give the baby the best possible start. There are a few factors in your oral health to look out for during this time. One consideration is that its common for pregnant women to have the urge to […]

Diabetes and your dental health: How your diet can affect your teeth

When diabetes is not controlled properly, high glucose levels in saliva may create problems that lead to an increased risk of tooth decay. Your teeth are covered with plaque, a sticky film of bacteria. After you eat food that contains sugars or starches, the bacteria react with these sugars to release acids that attack tooth […]

Treating Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth is a common problem that causes many people to feel discomfort with hot or cold foods and drinks. It can also make it uncomfortable to brush or floss the teeth and therefore can lead to further oral problems. However, sensitive teeth can be treated. If you suffer from this, your dentist may suggest […]