Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

  • From a Tooth to a Tusk: Why Your Teeth Are Getting Sharper

    Have you noticed that one, or more, of your teeth is sharper than it should be? Perhaps these newly sharpened edges are irritating your tongue, cheeks or lips. If this is the case, don't worry, you aren't transforming into a creature of the night—unless of course you were recently bitten by a werewolf! When a tooth that was once smooth along the edges suddenly feels rough and sharp, this sudden change is usually down to one of three causes.

  • A quick guide to the tooth abscess treatment process

    A tooth abscess is an oral infection which occurs either in the tooth root or near the crown. Here is a quick guide to how this condition is treated. The abscess is drained An abscess is a pus-filled sac. The fuller this sac becomes, the more pain a person will experience. As such, one of the first things a dentist will usually do when treating a patient with this condition is drain this sac.

  • 4 Tips to Make Your Child's Visit to the Dentist Less Worrisome

    Children tend to get anxious especially when facing the unexpected.  The fear of the unknown when visiting the dental clinic makes children feel quite uneasy. Moreover, the strange equipment and unfamiliar noises add to the overall nervousness. The following tips from a child dentist can help parents ease their kids' fears and make dental visits less worrisome.  1. Roleplay Kids love role-playing. For example, they can imitate the role of a father, mother and so on.

  • 3 Reasons to Choose Crowns Over Dental Bonding When You Break a Tooth

    If you crack or chip one of your teeth, you need to have that tooth repaired. For most people, this will involve either composite bonding or a crown. Some people confuse these treatment options, so it's worth going over the difference between them. Bonding uses the same composite material used to make fillings – it is applied to your teeth and then shaped to cover chips and gaps. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over the entire tooth in question – the same composite bonding material may be used, but only to secure the crown in place.

  • The Youthful Embrace of Adult Braces: Why Adult Braces Make You Look Younger

    Braces, especially the metal kind, were once thought of as being solely in the domain of nerdy teenagers. Katie Perry pulled off a pretty good parody of a brace-faced nerd in her song, Last Friday Night. But those days are long gone. You have megastars like Tom Cruise and Cristiano Ronaldo to thank for that. Their braces straightened their teeth, giving them more attractive smiles. However, that wasn't the only way that braces improved their image.

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    Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

    I am a senior who recently began wearing dentures, and before I got them, I spent a lot of time researching types of dentures and alternatives. Now, that I have my dentures and my research is complete, I need something new to fill my time. So, I decided to create a blog. "Why not put what I learned to use?" I thought. In this blog, I hope to share facts and figures about dentures and offer a little friendly advice along the way. Learn how many other Australians wear dentures, explore alternatives to dentures and figure out which options are best for you. Thanks for reading!