Denture Repair: Home Remedies and More
Gum recession (gingival recession) doesn't happen overnight. It is a gradual process that creeps up on you until one day you look in the mirror and stare, aghast, at the sight of your withered gumline. Much like a receding hairline, gums recede over time; the only difference is you might not notice until you examine your gums closely. People on busy schedules, with little time or energy to devote to oral hygiene may not notice gum recession until the damage is severe.
Many people ignore their overall dental health until they have a crisis and can no longer put off a trip to the dentist. This can be a mistake, as taking care of your teeth properly can mean having them last for much longer than if you overlook developing cavities and other issues. Note a few questions you might have about dental health and caring for your teeth, and then discuss these with your dentist as needed.
If you use inhalers to manage your asthma, you may notice a knock-on effect on your oral health. Some asthma medications may contain acids that can erode your teeth; these medicines may also give you a drier mouth which reduces your levels of protective saliva. This, in turn, may make you more prone to tooth decay and even gum disease. To prevent your medication from damaging your teeth and gums, you can use the following steps:
We all like having festive fun, but did you know that many Christmas traditions can harm your teeth? Sadly, many winter foods and games cause chips and cracks to the teeth, and getting to see a dentist can sometimes be challenging during the holidays. Make sure that your teeth are kept healthy and chip-free this Christmas by following the tips below. There's no need to miss out on fun, so we've listed a safe alternative to each activity below.
People with dentures often think that teeth grinding, referred to medically as bruxism, isn't really an issue, especially if all of their natural teeth have been removed. After all, you're no longer wearing down enamel, and dentures can always be replaced if excessive grinding does cause a change in their shape.
However, while you won't have to worry about damaging tooth enamel, grinding still comes with a number of problems. Here are just three.
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.