Denture Repair: Home Remedies and More

3 Dental Disorders You Should Know About

Although people typically think of dental disorders as problems that only impact their teeth, the reality is that they can have a significant impact on their overall health. That is why it's important to be aware of the different types of dental disorders and what they involve. Here are three dental disorders that you should know about.


Gingivitis causes inflammation of the gums. It is usually triggered caused by a buildup of plaque. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease, which is a more advanced form of gum infection that can damage the bone supporting your teeth. To prevent gingivitis, practice good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings.

Bad Breath

Bad breath is usually triggered by poor oral hygiene habits or certain foods and drinks (such as garlic or coffee). In some cases, bad breath may also indicate that you have an underlying condition, such as gum disease or an infection in the nose, throat or lungs. To prevent bad breath, maintain good oral hygiene by flossing and brushing regularly and using mouthwash if necessary. If you think that your bad breath may be due to a more serious condition, see your doctor for an evaluation. You can enjoy fresh breath and good oral health with proper care and treatment.

Dry Mouth

A dry mouth (or xerostomia) occurs when there is not enough saliva in the mouth to keep it moist. This can lead to an increased risk for cavities and gum disease, as well as difficulty speaking or eating certain foods. A dry mouth may be caused by certain medications (such as antihistamines), medical conditions (such as diabetes), or simply not drinking enough fluids throughout the day. To treat dry mouth, suck on sugar-free hard candy or chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva production. You should also drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated.


Dental disorders are common problems that can significantly impact your oral health — and by extension, your overall health. That is why it's so important that you have an awareness of the different types of dental disorders and how to prevent them. In addition, by practicing excellent oral hygiene habits, such as brushing regularly with fluoride toothpaste and flossing, you can help keep your teeth healthy and avoid gingivitis, bad breath and dry mouth. For further advice and info, contact a local dentist near you.

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Denture Repair: Home Remedies and More

Unfortunately, even the best dentures can face troubles. My name is Ella, and as a denture wearer for over a decade, I have faced almost every denture issue in the book. Along the way, I've learned tons of tips and tricks on how to repair them at home and how to diagnose issues on your own. I've also learned when it's important to call the dentist for professional assistance. In this blog, we're going to explore all of it – home remedies on cleaning dentures, fixing them, storing them and more. Take my experience and let it guide you through your denture-wearing journey. Thanks for reading! Take care, Ella.