What If My Dentures Are Loose?

Dentures that are loose is quite often a sign of bone tissue loss or an incorrect bite, or both. New dentures tend to be loose for the first few days.  They need this time to settle in, and for this reason, we always follow up with our patients after they have received their new dentures.…

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How Do I Take Care of My Dentures?

Dentures should be brushed after every meal.  Although, in our fast paced world, this is not always possible.  Even if you can rinse them and your mouth, it will be beneficial.  However, at least once per day, your dentures need a good brushing with a soft bristle brush and non-abrasive tooth paste. Soaking them at…

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How Long Will My Teeth Last?

Most dentures have a 5-6 year life span.  Some people will wear them longer surely, but the biting edge is slowly worn down.   Denture wearers will compensate for the lost edge by chewing harder.   This will lead to stress and bone loss, especially for most people, because we all tend to chew on one…

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Caring for Your Denture

Always brush your denture at least 1 or 2 times a day Use a denture brush or a soft bristle brush and a non-abrasive toothpaste Remove and rinse your denture and rinse your mouth after any food Soak your denture in cleaning solution overnight Always brush your denture first before soaking overnight, allowing for better…

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New Dentures or Tooth Add-ons?

Can I get a denture and teeth pulled the same day? Yes, absolutely, with a little planning.  Come in to see our Denturist for a free consultation to begin this process.  We will take care of this whole treatment plan for you!  Impressions and fabrication of the dentures you require are done prior to the extraction…

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How Often Should I See My Denturist?

Annual exams are very important for your oral health and the maintenance of your dentures.  Our Denturist helps you to do just that.  You want to have regular screening for oral cancer, as early detection gives you the best chance for treating it.  And there are oral signs relating to health issues that can be detected…

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How Should I Clean My Denture?

‘How to clean my denture?’ is a question that is asked a lot.  Cleaning your denture should be a daily routine for everyone. Use a denture brush or a gentle/soft toothbrush and denture cleaning paste.  You want to avoid using abrasive tools or cleansers, as this will scratch your dentures, leading to pockets for bacteria…

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When Can I Eat After I Get My Denture?

Eating with new dentures will take a little practice and may be uncomfortable for some wearers for a few weeks. To get used to the new denture, start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. As you get used to new dentures, add other foods until you…

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How Long Will My Denture Last?

A good quality set of dentures should last 5-7 years. Yes, there are patients out there with dentures for 10+ years. The idea of changing the denture by 5-7 years allows for you to always have teeth with a sharp edge. This reduces pressure on your support tissue and keeps things healthier for longer. You might…

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Why Do I Need an Annual Denture Exam?

Why do I need an exam each year if I don’t have any teeth?? We hear this a lot! But it is in your best interest to take care of the investment you’ve made in your denture. Here is what Paul does for you when you come to see him for your annual exam: *…

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