Major culprits include coffee, tea, red wine, sports drinks, and soft drinks, (even clear soft drinks, which contain acids that erode protective tooth enamel). Limit staining by drinking soft drinks or iced coffee and tea through a straw, and drink water after you consume foods that stain.+ Read More
I Hate My First Partial Denture
A new denture, partial or complete, is very difficult, for some, to adjust to. ‘It feels bulky’, ‘It moves when I talk or eat’, are common comments after a person receives their new denture. Most first dentures of any type will feel bulky and mobile, especially in cases where extractions have just occurred. Usually within…+ Read More
Avoiding Denture Problems
Some denture wearers experience infections in their mouths. Cheilitis is not common problems, but it can occur. Cheilitis is a painful infection causing inflammation and cracks in the corners of your mouth. It seems like it might be because of the dentures but it is, in fact, a result of yeast in your body. And…+ Read More
Effects of Poor Fitting Dentures
As people age, their dentures don’t change, but their mouths do. If you have false teeth, they should fit and you should be wearing them. Proper care and regular dental visits are important factors for keeping your mouth healthy and your dentures in good shape. Problems From Poor Fitting Dentures With age, the gum ridges in…+ Read More
Your Denture Care
Your Winning Smile Dentures fabricated by our Denturist will provide you with a natural looking smile. With proper maintenance, your smile will last longer for you. As with natural teeth, your dentures will wear down and stain from foods/beverages and other habits, (eg. smoking). And as we age, changes to our tissues in our mouths…+ Read More
Don’t Use Toothpicks on Your Dentures
When you want to clean your dentures, or clean food from them, you should take them out and rinse them. By using a toothpick you can damage your denture by creating scratches or affecting the smooth transition from the tooth to the acrylic (gum) of the denture. In some cases, people lose control of what…+ Read More
Why a Check Up If I Have No Real Teeth?
Remembering that your soft tissue support your denture, it is important to have those tissues checked annually. At your exam, we can do a Velscope exam, to check for more invasive disease which maybe larking in the oral environment undetected. Soft tissue, or gum tissues as it’s known, is key in supporting the bone health…+ Read More
Will I Be Able to Eat with My New Dentures?
Eating with dentures is a skill that is learned by each patient at their own pace. It is not the same as eating with real teeth (unless we provide you with implant treatment as well). Many patients will learn over time how to manage this. The difference with dentures, is the patient’s own ability to…+ Read More
New Denture Challenges to Overcome
Too Much Saliva A new denture is foreign in the mouth, so it is a natural reaction for the mouth to salivate more than usual. As you adapt to your new denture, you can enjoy a hard candy, promoting the swallowing of your excess saliva. Sore Spots in the Mouth This may occur due to…+ Read More
Will Dentures Affect My Speech?
Dentures will affect your speech, especially in the beginning. It will take a few days to have your ears retrain your mouth on how to pronounce words again, especially SH, F, and TH sounds. Quite often patients will have lost their natural teeth over a period of years, so gradually, they train themselves to speak…+ Read More