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Stability Struggles: Why Won’t That Pesky Lower Denture Stay in Place?

February 1, 2024

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Older woman smiling with her secure lower denture

Do you put your dentures in every day only to have the bottom arch wiggle and slip constantly? If so, you’re not alone. Many denture wearers have stability issues with their prosthetics which can lead to discomfort and frustration. Understanding the common reasons behind lower denture instability is the first step toward finding solutions and restoring confidence in your smile.

Read on to learn about the most common reasons for this slippage issue and a few tips on how to resolve it.

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Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?

December 14, 2023

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Older woman in dentist’s chair looking in a mirrorAdvancements in materials and technologies allow dentures to fit better than ever before. They should rest comfortably on your gums and use suction to stay in place. However, your dentures can slip or irritate your gums over time. If you’re relying on an adhesive to keep your dentures in place, they may need to be relined. Although you can purchase OTC kits to do it yourself, your dentist will recommend skipping DIY solutions to prevent damaging your dentures and oral injuries. Here’s why it’s better to visit your dentist regularly to have your dentures relined.

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The Hidden Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures: A Cautionary Tale

November 8, 2023

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Picture of broken dentures

When it comes to dentures, a perfect fit is not just about comfort; it’s crucial for your overall health. Many people overlook the significance of well-fitting dentures, assuming that minor discomforts are just part of the experience. However, the truth is that ill-fitting dentures can lead to a host of problems in the long run. Let’s delve into three key ways that poorly fitting dentures can negatively impact your life and why it’s essential to address these issues promptly.

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4 Signs You Should Consider a Dental Filling

October 13, 2023

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A dentist demonstrating how she does a dental filling

In modern dentistry, the humble filling is one of the most common and efficient treatments around. They can repair and restore teeth affected by minor to moderate decay or damage, helping to preserve your pearly whites and your confident smile. But how do you know when it’s time to consider a dental filling?

If you’re unsure about whether or not you need a dental filling, continue reading. Below are four signs you may be dealing with some tooth decay that will require a filling.

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Still Have Metal Fillings? Here’s Why You Should Replace Them

September 12, 2023

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a patient receiving dental fillings from her dentist

 In the past, most cavities had to be treated with metal fillings, which are incredibly effective for both stability and longevity. That said, these restorations can also come with certain complications. The good news is that dentists can now offer tooth-colored dental fillings that are biocompatible and more aesthetically appealing for your smile. Read on to learn why replacing metal restorations is a good idea for improving your oral health.

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Pain-Free Cosmetic Dentistry

August 15, 2023

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Woman with brown hair in dental chair holding up a mirror with a dentist wearing purple gloves behind her

No one wants to feel like their flawed teeth are the most noticeable thing about them. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers solutions that can address stained, chipped, or crooked teeth! If you’re like many who have anxiety about dental visits, however, you may worry treatments could hurt. Don’t let your fear hold you back from achieving the smile of your dreams! Keep reading to learn more about pain-free cosmetic dentistry.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Is an Ancient Practice—How Far Has It Come?

July 14, 2023

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Laughing couple on bikes in city

Cosmetic dentistry as we think of it today really began in the 1980s when resin cement was invented, but this is not to say that people didn’t try to make their teeth more beautiful in centuries before that. You might be happy to learn that dental science has come a long way from practices such as replacing human teeth with those of animals and brushing teeth with vinegar and pumice stone. Read on to find out what dentistry was like in previous millennia.

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How to Prepare a Dental Emergency Kit

June 6, 2023

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dental emergency kit next to a tooth

While keeping up with good oral hygiene is a great way to prevent most dental emergencies, for some people they’re just a natural hazard of the lifestyle that they lead. Athletes, for example, need to be ready to deal with a sudden blow to the teeth at any time.

One way to be prepared is to pack a dental emergency kit. Like a first aid kit, this pack contains everything you may need in case a disaster strikes. Here are a few things you may want to put in yours.

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What Should You Eat After Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

May 11, 2023

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A man feeling pain after a wisdom tooth extraction

If you’ve just had a wisdom tooth extraction, you likely want to recover quickly. After all, a speedy healing process means less time feeling sore and achy! That said, you’ll need to follow the proper post-treatment diet. Not doing so will make the road to recovery harder than it should be. Thankfully, your local Savannah dentist is here with some guidance. Read on, then, to learn which foods to eat (and which to avoid) after wisdom tooth extractions.

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3 Questions You Need to Ask At Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

April 6, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Modern cosmetic dentistry is incredibly powerful, capable of taking just about any issue that you could be dealing with and repairing it. No matter who you are, a good cosmetic dentist can give you the smile of your dreams!

All that potential can be disorienting, which can make it hard to know exactly where to start at a cosmetic dental consultation. If you want to know some good questions to ask your dentist, here are a few that might be nice to start with.

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