Important Information For Elderly People About Germs And Dentures

Many elderly denture wearers do not realize the real importance of oral hygiene because they no longer have their natural teeth. After all, plaque cannot cause cavities on dentures. However, even though you cannot get cavities anymore, you do still have germs and bacteria in your mouth that can cause illness. Learn more about some reasons you need to perform daily oral hygiene even though you wear dentures. Considering The Surface Of Your Denture Material Read More 

3 Ways To Help Your Dental Implant Heal And Fuse Properly

If you are about to get a dental implant placed in your mouth, you probably already understand that this is a two-step process. The first step is used to insert an implant into your jawbone, and the second step is required to attach the crown to the implant. For the implant to be successful, it must fuse to your jawbone. Here are three things you can do that will encourage healing with the implant. Read More 

To Floss Or Not To Floss? 3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Still Wants You To Floss

Are there any real benefits of flossing regularly? If you believe a recent news article published by The Associated Press, the answer is no. The article suggests that there isn't enough evidence or compelling reason to floss and that it doesn't really provide much benefit. The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services seem to agree; they dropped flossing from their recommended dietary guidelines. Before you give up flossing for good, however, your dentist might have a few things to say about it. Read More 

Dentist Recommending A Deep Cleaning For Your Gum Disease? 3 Things You Need To Know About The Procedure

If you suffer from gum disease, you're not alone. In 2012, it was estimated that about 64.7 million Americans suffer from the disease. Unfortunately, gum disease is the leading cause of premature tooth loss among adults. With gum disease, your gums develop deep pockets around the root of your teeth, which will fill with plaque and bacteria. To clean out the pockets and get rid of the infection, your dentist will need to perform deep cleanings on your gums and teeth. Read More 

Have a Dental Emergency and No Money? Two Tips to Help You Get the Care You Need

Few things are as painful as an abscessed tooth or other dental issue. The pain can make it difficult to talk, eat, and sometimes even sleep.  If you're dealing with a dental emergency, you likely want to get to the dentist as soon as possible. However, one thing may be holding you back: money. Perhaps you just can't seem to find the money in your budget to pay for dental fees. Use this information to learn about two tips to help you get the emergency dental care that you need. Read More