Have you ever thought about replacing any of the teeth that you have lost over the years through decay or extraction? Sometimes you may have found it necessary to get one of your existing teeth pulled and may not have made the effort to look into a replacement. This is never ideal, and it's best to try and restore full functionality. What's the best option for you, if you want to put things right?
It's hard enough to juggle your daily responsibilities without trying to squeeze in a little extra time for your health. Even when you do finally manage to rearrange your precariously balanced stack of priorities, there's little time to take a breath before you are needed again. A recent survey found that 48% of Americans believe they don't have enough time to do what they need to do, let alone want.
Much like real teeth, dentures also need to be properly cared for. If you're new to wearing dentures, here are a few tips which should help you to keep yours in good condition.
Be consistent with your cleansing routine
Most dentures nowadays are made from plastic (usually acrylic resin). Whilst this material may seem solid, it actually contains lots of microscopic holes. If you fail to thoroughly clean your dentures on a regular basis, tiny particles of food may become trapped inside these gaps, turn rancid and allow bacteria to develop.
As people get older, a good many of them need to consider having dentures fitted. For some people, that can feel worrying, as there are some pretty persistent misconceptions floating around—but in truth, there's nothing to be concerned about with getting dentures fitted. In fact, they can seriously improve your quality of life. Here are four good reasons to feel confident about having them fitted and why.
Nobody Can Tell You're Wearing Them
The holidays are a magical time to enjoy with loved ones, but they can be hard on the teeth. Dangerous winter activities often lead to tooth damage, many festive foods increase staining, and you might start the new year wishing you had a better-looking smile.
Follow the tips below to keep your teeth looking bright and healthy this holiday season. Here is what to avoid and how to improve teeth that are already looking a bit worse for wear.