Healing and Dealing with Dental Phobias

Dentures Cracked: What To Do?

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Dentures are made of a plastic acrylic resin. As a patient continues to age his or her mouth changes shape. This causes the involuntary movement of dentures from their original position in the patient’s mouth, thereby becoming loose. If not relined, loose-fitting dentures may eventually break off due to the repetitive flexing of the plastic resin whenever the patient is chewing and/or talking. This article provides a brief overview of what patients can do when their dentures crack. Read More»

3 Reasons Orthodontic Treatment May be Needed on Baby Teeth

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The majority of parents wait until all of their child’s adult teeth have grown in before thinking about orthodontic or dental treatment. However, it is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that kids come in for an official evaluation by the time they reach age seven. This is because there are some more severe issues that might take place prior to all the adult teeth erupting. If these problems are not addressed early on, it can lead to more serious problems down the road. Read More»

Dental Health in Pregnancy: How to Prevent Acid Reflux From Damaging Your Teeth

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It’s quite common for women to suffer from heartburn at some point during their pregnancies. For example, your hormones may affect your digestion early on,  or the growing size of your baby may give you heartburn problems later on by pushing your stomach up and out of position. During heartburn attacks, your stomach may push its acids up through your gullet into your mouth, giving you a burning feeling. This may make you feel uncomfortable and may also affect your teeth. Read More»

4 Tricks To Overcome Your Fear Of Getting A Filling

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Preparing for a cavity filling can be daunting when you don’t know what to expect, especially with the perceived fear of pain. Overcoming your fear of your visit to the dentist will help you better prepare for your cavity filling appointment, so make sure you follow these tricks for a better experience. Talk To Your Dentist About Your Fear You will need to discuss your fear with the dentist, so that you are able to get more information about the procedure to help alleviate your fears. Read More»

Burning Mouth Syndrome Caused By Dentures, And How To Treat It

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Of all the various illnesses and conditions that can affect the mouth, burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is among the most mysterious and difficult to treat. If you have dentures, it can be even more difficult to treat, as your false teeth may be exacerbating or even causing the painful burning sensation indicative of BMS.  What is BMS? Burning mouth syndrome is largely self-explanatory, and its sole symptom is a painful burning sensation inside the mouth. Read More»