Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

  • All you need to know about Dental Bulk Billing

    Bulk billing is a provision of Medicare in Australia where the health provider directly bills Medicare for services rendered to a beneficiary of the scheme. You as a patient need not pay anything, including administration or booking fees. It is applicable to children (2–17 years) and pensioners/senior citizens. Not all dentists accept to offer service on bulk-billing schemes, however, so you should confirm with your dentist in advance. Some dentists may also have a limit regarding the number of bulk-billed patients they can see in a period, so you may need to get an appointment.

  • Can You Have a Dental Implant If You're Allergic to Metals?

    The posts used in dental implants are typically made from titanium and, if you have a metal allergy, you may be worried that you'll have adverse reactions to the metal or that your body will reject the implant. Can you go ahead with an implant if you're allergic to other metals? Titanium and Biocompatibility Titanium is the metal of choice for most dental implants because it is biocompatible. This means that it is usually easily accepted by your body, which, in the case of implants, means that your bone will integrate around the titanium implant post without having an adverse reaction to it or treating it as a foreign body.

  • Understanding tooth swelling

    Tooth swelling, often referred to as tooth abscess, is an indication of inner infection of the tissues in your teeth. Tooth swelling results from an infection of the areas around the root of the tooth or the root itself. The swelling occurs when there is damage to the tooth pulp, a soft tissue located in the root canal. A tooth abscess is easy to identify because the inflammation of the pulp cavity leads to swelling of the gum tissue at the base of the affected tooth.

  • Reasons to Get Your Teeth Cleaned

    Many people feel like putting dental appointments off is no big deal and that it does not matter in the grand scheme of things. They fail to realize just how important regular cleanings are in keeping your teeth healthy and bright. Instead of putting your dental appointments off, you need to keep them and make them more frequent if anything. Your dentist will be able to let you know if there are any problems with your teeth that need to be addressed when you are getting your cleanings, which can help you keep your teeth for a lot longer.

  • 4 Ways You Can Handle Your Dental Anxiety

    Having a fear of the dentist is extremely common, but dental anxiety is something else entirely. This isn't just being uncomfortable or slightly afraid of the dental procedures; it often includes severe panic episodes that ultimately cause the person to not visit the dentist, which then affects their health if they put off visits for too long. Here are some ways you can handle your dental anxiety so you don't put off necessary treatment.

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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!

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