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How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Getting partials can help you replace missing teeth without committing to full dentures. This is especially a good option for people who are just missing a few teeth from an otherwise healthy smile. However, once you have partials, there are some things you need to do in order to ensure the continued health of your mouth. Continue Brushing and Flossing Your Natural Teeth as UsualFirst, of course you should not neglect the natural teeth that you still have. These teeth need to receive the same loving care you have always given them. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing every 24 hours can help make sure that those teeth which remain in your mouth stay healthy. Remove the Partials Every NightIn addition, before you go to bed for the evening, you should be sure to take out the partials. After a period of time you will be so accustomed to having your partials in that you may forget it's even there. So you need to be diligent and remember to take it out. When you take it out, you can clean it with a special brush designed specifically for the task. In addition, you should use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently rub the gum tissue and help clean it just in case there is any food detritus or other things that could harm your mouth's health. Finally, while there are specialized cleaning agents designed specifically for your partials, remember that these agents may not be good for your natural teeth. This means you should never rinse with these types of cleaning agents when the partials are in your mouth. Always remove the partials for cleaning, and always rinse them thoroughly with clean water before replacing them. By following these guidelines, you can help ensure that the rest of your mouth stays healthy while you use your partials....

How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
Posted on 10/10/2018 by Lemond Hunter
Pocket reduction surgery involves several dental procedures that access the roots of the teeth to remove tartar and bacteria. This procedure is used in cases of severe gum disease, and it works to reduce bacterial spread and inflammation, ultimately saving your teeth. If you need to have a pocket reduction procedure, success will depend on your ability to heal properly and keep your mouth clean after treatment. Rinsing Your MouthAfter your procedure, you may feel like you need to rinse out your mouth. Try to avoid this for at least 24 hours after surgery. After that, you can rinse using a mild mouthwash. Repeat as needed to keep both your mouth and the dressing clean. Brushing and FlossingIt is important to keep a good oral hygiene routine in order to maintain a clean, healthy mouth. This involves regular brushing and flossing beginning the day after your procedure. Just be sure to avoid the surgical site, but as far as the rest of your mouth, it should be business as usual. Watch What You EatYour diet is also important during your post-operative time. You may want to stick to soft foods initially, and avoid chewing on the side in which the procedure was complete. Avoid hot foods and drinks for at least one hour after the procedure, and ensure that you get adequate nutrition. A healthy diet is essential for both healing and to help your body feel better. Avoid Alcohol and SmokingAlcohol and smoking should be avoided after your procedure. Alcohol can interact with any prescription medications that you might be taking, leading to dangerous consequences. Smoking can inhibit the healing process, and it can compromise your oral health and the effectiveness of the procedure. Do you have additional questions about pocket reduction? If so, give our office a call today to learn more....

Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
Posted on 9/20/2018 by Lemond Hunter
One of the keys to good health is a good night's sleep. Unfortunately, some people struggle to get the rest that their body needs. There are plenty of reasons that people struggle to sleep. If the problem is related to their oral health, they may want to think about the use of a mouth guard. This can help resolve several problems that can disrupt the restful sleep the body wants. Who Can Benefit? The first thing to determine is if you can benefit from the mouth guard at all. The most common problems that a mouth guard can help with are: They can also help people that struggle with sleep apnea in some case. All these conditions can disrupt the sleep or even cause insomnia. What Do Mouth Guards DoThe question people with any of these problems ask is how the mouth guards can fix it. They help in different ways depending on what the problem is. The mouth guards can adjust the position of the teeth and jaw to eliminate the symptoms that come with different problems. The guards also protect the teeth from damage that can occur while sleeping. Grinding and clenching of the teeth while sleeping can cause broken or damaged teeth and are often a cause of headaches. The mouth guards can stop the pain that a person feels that prevents them from falling into a deep sleep while also preventing any further damage to the jaw, teeth and gums. They can also help keep the airway open while sleeping which is a cause of snoring and sleep apnea. The key to mouth guards improving sleep is to make sure they fit properly. Our dental professionals can make mouth guards that fit the individual's mouth. They can reevaluate the mouth guards periodically in case there are any changes. If you want more information about mouth guards and what they offer you, contact the dental professionals at our offices today....

All Posts:

How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
Medications That Cause Discolored Teeth
What We Look for During Oral Cancer Screenings
What We Look At During Dental Exams
How to Ease Jaw Aches When Your TMJ Gets Inflamed
Brushing Before Going to Sleep Is Necessary for Good Oral Health
What People Notice When They First Meet You
What is It about Sports Drinks that Harm Your Teeth?
"Types of Problems That Fall Under the Category of Dental Emergencies"
Types of Dental Bridges You Can Get
Making Brushing Easier When You Struggle with Arthritis
How Much of Your Teeth Are Situated Below the Gums?
What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
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