If you're suffering from periodontitis that's not responding to treatment, your dentist may recommend that you have your teeth extracted and replaced with dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures that can be removed, dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone.
Because it's a surgical procedure, it will take some time for your mouth to completely heal. In addition to the instructions your dentist will provide you with, here are a few other tips that will help you prevent problems during the healing process.
Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is an essential part of good dental hygiene and oral health. But many people avoid, forget, or just simply don't decide to floss their teeth in addition to brushing. Flossing is important because it removes the stubborn plaque and food particles from deep between the teeth where your toothbrush simply cannot reach. It's also an important part of cavity prevention. Most dentists ask their patients if they've been flossing regularly, and most people tell their dentist of course they have, even if they haven't been.
Celiac disease makes you feel very ill when you eat foods that contain gluten, but the effects of this condition aren't limited to your digestive system. Celiac disease can affect your entire body, even your mouth. Aphthous stomatitis is a common oral problem that celiacs face. Here's what you need to know about this painful condition.
What is aphthous stomatitis?
Aphthous stomatitis is a condition that causes ulcers to form on the soft tissues inside your mouth, such as the insides of your cheeks, your tongue, or the floor of your mouth.
If you've been fitted for your first set of dentures, you may be excited about wearing them and think all your dental problems are over. However, you need to be aware of some things in order to get used to new dentures and avoid problems while wearing them. Here are some things you should know:
Your Dentures May Be Uncomfortable at First
Many new denture wearers don't expect to be uncomfortable when they first start wearing their dentures.
Teeth grinding is often a nervous habit done while asleep. The grinding action can slowly wear away the enamel on your teeth and make the teeth more susceptible to damage. A first line treatment for teeth grinding is fitting you for a mouthguard to prevent you from grinding in your sleep.
But mouth guards aren't always the final answer to the problem. The guards can come loose or cause discomfort that prevents you from sleeping, which would make continued usage impractical.