Tips for denture wearers

dentures

At Alouf Aesthetics Dentistry we work hard to help our patients keep their teeth. With the advancements in dentistry through the years, people are keeping their teeth much longer. However, sometimes the only option is to remove hopeless teeth and make a denture. Some people who wear full dentures and have no remaining natural teeth…

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Mouth rinses: To use or not to use

Mouthrinses are used for many reasons, to freshen breath, to help prevent cavities, to help with gingivitis, to reduce tartar and plaque buildup, or a combination of all of these reasons. Mouth rinses are not a substitute for brushing and flossing. Rinsing is additional step to help with oral issues. Mouth rinses’ ingredients differ based…

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Remembering the Titanic

There was not a dentist aboard the Titanic. The medical care on the Titanic was set up to be the best. The physician on the Titanic had dental forceps on board and was prepared to extract teeth if necessary. In the early 1900’s, it was not unusual for physicians to treat patients with toothaches. There…

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Spring Cleaning Time

Spring is on its way! For many of you, this is the time to thoroughly clean your homes of dust and cobwebs, get rid of clutter and let a breath of fresh air into your life. But what about your smile? Even with regular daily brushing and flossing, routine cleanings, or “prophylaxis” (literally “preventive treatment…

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Stress and the holidays

As we approach the holiday season, I can feel the stress building. Even if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holidays there is still some stress present. Our overall health suffers when we are stressed and so can our mouths. The effects of stress can show up in a variety of ways. *Clenching…

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