Village Green Dentures Blog

Yikes!! My Dog Ate My Dentures!!!!

You have a dog, and he is your best friend!  And he loves you too!  He loves everything about you!  Dogs will chew on your slippers or shoes when you are gone, because he misses you.  And he will do the same thing with your dentures if they are accessible to him.  We hear this…

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Should I Use Denture Adhesive?

All dentures are made to exacting measurements to support the tissue.  Any adhesive will help to support the denture even more. A new denture will have little or no space underneath it, so powder adhesive would be the best option if you need temporary support. A paste is used to bridge a gap under a denture, where…

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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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What is a Reline?

A reline is a procedure where we refit your denture by taking an impression to duplicate the shape of your gums that day. Over time the tissues change their shape, and usually unevenly, so by relining the denture base, we can create an even support for the denture on the tissue.  This reduces stress on…

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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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Why A Denturist?

A Denturist is the only professional who specializes in denture fit and fabrication.  Ideally, you want to see a Denturist who has his/her own lab and does his/her own work. We have the ability to customize every case and we get to see you a few times and really get a first hand impression of…

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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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Heart Rate

Average Resting Heart Rate:  75 beats a minute for men, 77 for women The Goal:  Less than 60 beats a minute for men; less than 64 beats per minute for women. What to Do:  To measure your heart rate, sit quietly for 5 minutes, then use your fingertips to find a pulse at your wrist…

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Six Miles a Week

People 65 and older who walked at least six to nine miles a week cut their risk of developing memory problems later in life compared with people who walked less, according to a recent study. — taken from  Consumer Reports on Health, Vol23 No1  

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