Can Dentures Cause Ear Pain?

The ear is a complex system that may seem isolated, but it’s integrated with many adjacent parts of the body. For example, tubes connect the ear to the back of your nasal airway. This can expose your ear to a risk of infection, although ear infections are most common in children. But the connection [...]

7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Dentures

Ideally, dentures should be long-lasting. However, the reality is that most dentures don’t last as long as  you’d think, and many people find their dentures wearing out faster than they would like. In general, dentists say dentures last 7-10 years. However, many people find their dentures don’t last nearly that long. Instead [...]

5 Reasons Not to Spend Another Year with Bad Dentures

If you’re unhappy with your dentures, you have probably been considering replacing them with better dentures that will make you happier. But sometimes it’s a long way from consideration to plan to achieving your goals, and this is probably not the first year you’ve been thinking about making the switch. But if it isn’t, here [...]

Help! Dry Mouth Makes My Dentures Hurt

Why do your dentures hurt? There are many potential causes of  denture pain, but one of the most common is dry mouth. As common as it is for some people to salivate excessively with dentures, it's even more common for people to have the opposite experience: they have dry mouth (technically known [...]

It’s Safe to Visit Your FOY® Dentures Dentist

For more than a month, the American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended that dentists’ offices should be closed to all but emergency procedures. Now the ADA has revised that guidance, allowing dentists to start offering routine and elective dental procedures.  But we understand that many people want or need additional reassurance about visiting their dentist [...]

The Logic and Limits of Cheek Plumpers for Traditional Dentures

One of the most common cosmetic complaints people have about traditional dentures is the sunken appearance it gives their cheeks. This leads to an aged appearance, which makes denture wearers unsatisfied with the way they look wearing dentures. FOY® Dentures addresses this problem with improved denture fit that lets [...]

Dentures Don’t Have to Feel Like Dentures Anymore, Either

One of the best benefits of the Denture Fountain of Youth® is that “Dentures Don’t Have to Look Like Dentures Anymore!®.”  This is a big relief to many people who have hated the fake appearance of traditional dentures but now have the confidence given by natural-looking FOY® Dentures. But another major complaint people [...]

How To Properly Use Denture Adhesives

There is some controversy about the use of denture adhesive, also called denture cream. According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), a professional organization of dentists trained to manufacture dentures and other dental prostheses, the best use of denture adhesive is to use none. They say that in properly fitting

Why Couldn’t Lenny Dykstra Eat with His Expensive New Dentures?

Last week, ex-pro baseball player Lenny Dykstra made the news again, but this time for something less spectacular than his on-field performance. Instead, Dykstra tweeted numerous times about the over 9 hours he spent diving through the trash looking for his dentures (sometimes helped by a wrestling clown--we’re totally serious!) Dykstra lost his dentures after [...]

5 Tooth Problems Cheap Dentures Won’t Fix

Although some people have to lose their teeth because they simply can’t be saved, others choose to remove their teeth to get dentures. They’re usually driven to this point by frequent problems with their teeth. They want a solution that is simple and final, something that can give them a break from their teeth problems. [...]

Do Your Dentures Make It Harder to Party Hearty?

We’ve just said goodbye to the holiday party season, and many of us are breathing a sigh of relief. It’s not just that entertaining is such hard work, but, it seems, parties can get to be less fun to attend as we get older. One significant factor in that can be our dentures

Implant Dentures a Great Choice for Patients with Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome poses many oral health challenges. In this autoimmune disorder, the body attacks the body’s exocrine glands, including the glands that produce saliva. Saliva is important for oral health. It not only helps chew and digest food, it protects teeth and gums  against oral bacteria. So when people have Sjögren’s syndrome, they likely develop [...]

7 Good Reasons to Replace, Not Repair Your Broken Dentures

Did your dentures break? You might be wondering whether you should try to repair your old dentures or replace them with new dentures. This can be a tough decision, but here are five reasons why you might want to replace, not repair your dentures. Dentures Were Old Dentures don’t last forever. Sometimes [...]

Why People Who Hate Dentures Love FOY ® Dentures

If you talk to denture wearers about their dentures, the odds are good that they hate them. But if you ask people about their FOY ® Dentures, and they probably love them. But many FOY ® Dentures wearers used to have regular dentures--and they hated them! So why do people love FOY [...]

3 Innovations That Separate FOY ® Dentures from Traditional Dentures

FOY ® Dentures were developed by Dr. Rod Strickland to address problems with the traditional denture process that led to poor fit. But what are the innovations that make FOY ® Dentures so different from traditional dentures? Here are three key changes in the denture fitting process that help [...]

Why Cheap Dentures Can Cost You Plenty

When it comes to dentures, many people are looking for a bargain. We understand. Dentures can be expensive, especially quality dentures that function properly and don’t look fake. You want to save money by finding a less expensive options. The problem is: cheap dentures aren’t actually less expensive. In fact, they can [...]

Gums Will Grow Over Dentures Left in Too Long

There are many good reasons to remove your dentures regularly for cleaning. It can help you avoid pneumonia, swallowing your dentures, and other health problems. But there’s another very important reason to remove your dentures: if left in too long, your gums can actually grow over your Homepage

The Only Gift Denture Wearers Really Want

If you have a denture wearer in your life, you might be considering gift ideas that can make their experience wearing dentures better. This is certainly a great idea, but the truth is that there’s really only one gift that will actually give them a better experience: better dentures. Denture Cleaning Tools [...]

Dental Implants Won’t Fix All Denture Problems

Many people are unhappy with their current dentures. And when they’re looking for a solution, they often turn to dental implants. Dental implants can definitely improve your experience with dentures, but they won’t solve all the problems. It’s important to understand what’s really causing your denture problems so you can find a solution [...]

How to Keep from Losing Your Dentures

Lost dentures are a common problem. If you can’t find them, you have to do without, or buy new dentures. If you lose your dentures, you’re also in a race against time: you have to find them before the dog does. So how do you keep from losing dentures? Here are some tips to help [...]

Why Your New Implant Dentures Might Be Causing Discomfort

One of the reasons why people want to get implant dentures is to avoid denture pain. Unfortunately, many people experience some discomfort after getting implant dentures. Here are some of the possible causes and what can be done. Delayed Healing Hopefully you followed your dentist’s postoperative instructions during the healing period. [...]

Coffee Break (with FOY® Dentures)

Global coffee demand hit a record high this year and doesn’t show any signs of slowing in the near future! While the primary demand for coffee is in the age group 19-34 -- who consume about 44% of coffee in this country -- we all want to enjoy our java even as we get older. [...]

Are Your Dentures Like Costume Dentures?

It’s Halloween season again, and that means that costumes are popping up everywhere. You can hardly go into any store without seeing costumes and costume accessories out--not a grocery store, department store, or drugstore. And the most jolting accessory of all can be the costume dentures. These costume dentures are usually designed to be exaggerated [...]

Can I Get Dentures That Feel the Right Size?

One common complaint people have about their dentures is that they just feel too big. This can make dentures very uncomfortable to wear. It can lead to irritation of your gums, gagging, and can make it hard to speak clearly. Dentures that are too big can be hard to [...]

Four Etiquette Rules for Dentures

Sometimes we don’t really have a sense of needing something until something makes it painfully obvious. For example, there aren’t good etiquette rules for people with dentures. Perhaps we never had a sense that we needed them until we saw people doing disgusting things with their dentures in public. Like the man who [...]

New Dentures Can Relieve TMJ Symptoms

Have you been experiencing symptoms like a popping jaw, jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain since you got dentures? Or maybe your dentures started out fine, but over time you have developed these kinds of symptoms. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and your dentures might be [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Save Dentures for Special Occasions

Dentures are meant to be worn all day every day. They provide many benefits that can help you enjoy a better quality of life. Some people with uncomfortable dentures, though, think of them as something that can only be tolerated for special occasions--like a party dress or old suit you barely fit in--but [...]

Are Dentures Irritating Your Tongue?

Dentures are supposed to be comfortable. You should be able to put them in when you wake up and keep them in all day--except for maybe a quick cleaning or two--without feeling really uncomfortable. Unfortunately, many dentures are just too uncomfortable to be worn for a full day. They can cause irritation of [...]

The Patterns of Bone Remodeling with Denture Wear

If you have lost your teeth, your body will automatically begin to remove the the bone that used to support your teeth. The speed of the bone resorption relates to many different factors, including your own genetic susceptibility to bone loss, your oral health, how well you use your dentures, and Bone Loss and Denture Fit

Why Dentures Lead to Sticky or Dry Lips

Dentures are a huge change to your mouth, and they can have very negative consequences for the health and comfort of your lips. Many people with dentures complain about sticky lips or dry lips. This can be related to poorly fitting dentures, and upgrading dentures can help. Dentures Should Support Your Lips Dentures [...]

United Airlines New System Returns Lost Dentures and Other Personal Items

It’s something that happens to about a 100,000 passengers on a United Airlines flight each year, or about one out of every thousand passengers. They’ve left something important behind, such as dentures or another significant personal item like eyeglasses, stuffed animals, books, and more. In the past, a small percentage of these items [...]

How Dentures Can Change the Shape of Your Mouth

Although they are better than they’ve ever been, dentures are not your natural teeth. As a result, when you get dentures, the shape of your mouth and face will change. Some of these changes are immediate, but others take time to develop. Dentures Can Be a Positive Change We’re going to [...]

What Is a Denture Reline?

Dentures are designed to be long-lasting restorations, but after a while you might notice that your denture isn’t fitting as well as it used to. When that happens, you need a denture reline, a procedure to help refit your dentures because your gums and the bone supporting them continue to shrink after the [...]

Dental Implants Don’t Take Longer Than Dentures

One of the things that keeps people from getting dental implants is the time involved before you get your final results. But what most people don’t know is that it’s actually pretty comparable to how long it takes to get traditional dentures. Immediate Dentures and Healing After your teeth are extracted, [...]

Denture Stomatitis: It’s Complicated

Denture stomatitis is one of the most common complaints people have about wearing their dentures. The red, inflamed gums make wearing dentures uncomfortable. Most of the time, stomatitis is related to the development of a Candida fungal infection, so it’s important to understand how Candida interact with the other living things in your [...]

Great Results Even with Partial Dentures

Our patient Julie has had a long history of dental problems. She has been losing teeth steadily, and at the time of this treatment, she had only 5 teeth remaining on the top and 6 teeth remaining on the bottom. She has a number of dental restorations, including bridges that are being supported by her [...]

Why Are Those Dentures Cheap?

If you are considering dentures, you’ve probably already found out that some dentures are much less expensive than others. Before you make a commitment to some dentures that seem like a great deal, you have to realize that none of the dentists offering cheap dentures have some magic wand that they can wave [...]

Case Study: FOY® Dentures Can Make You Proud of Your Smile Again

When Laura came to our office, Smiles by Design in Redmond, Washington, she had a long list of complaints about her dentures. They didn't look right, didn't feel right, and didn't let her eat comfortably. Fortunately, FOY® Dentures fixed all the problems she had with her dentures, and now [...]

Connecticut Grandma Blows Out Dentures Instead of Birthday Candles

There's a new viral video making the rounds this week featuring a Connecticut grandma celebrating her 102nd birthday. What makes this video such a must-see is that when she tries to blow out the big 1-0-2 candles, she blows out her dentures instead. Didn't Want to Wear Adhesive As with [...]

Ill-Fitting Dentures Are More Likely to Get Lost

Although many denture wearers are unhappy with their dentures, few would actually wish them gone. So even if you're not happy with your dentures, you'll likely replace them if they get lost, which means additional expenses. But this is another way that investing in quality dentures can be smart: if your dentures fit [...]

Take Your Dentures Out to the Ballgame

All across the nation last week, first pitches marked the return of America's pastime. And as the parks opened, millions of Americans flocked to see the Boys of Summer reenact that age-old ritual that so many of us enjoyed as children and look forward to passing on to our own children and grandchildren. But will [...]

A Very Satisfied FOY® Dentures Patient

FOY® Dentures have the ability to make a huge difference in people's lives. And you don't have to take our word for it, you can hear it from the people who have benefited from them. For example, Mary Claghorn received her FOY® Dentures from Philadelphia-area dentist Dr. Ken Siegel. Deciding on FOY® Dentures [...]

Bone Fragments May Cause Denture Discomfort

Tooth extraction prior to getting dentures should remove all the parts of the teeth and bones, but sometimes it doesn't remove them all. Retained parts of bone and teeth under dentures can result in discomfort weeks, months, even years after your extraction. Often, they will work their way out on their own, but [...]

Denture Comfort Depends on Healthy Gums

When you had teeth, your gums enfolded the teeth and helped protect them against bacteria. Now, your gums have another job that is just as important: supporting your dentures. Your gums weren't really designed for this work--it was always teeth and bones that were tasked with chewing--but they can do it, ably and [...]

How FOY® Dentures Dentists Respect Patients

Many denture dentists don't respect their patients. They assume that someone who wants dentures is someone who didn't care for their natural teeth and just want a cheap solution to a serious problem. They assume that a denture patient is someone with little self-respect, few ambitions, and is prepared to settle for a [...]

Comfort Can Be Deceiving for Dentures

The truth is that most people wear their dentures long after they have ceased to be effective. They may not realize that their dentures are badly worn and in need of replacing, because their dentures feel comfortable. Unfortunately, what they're not feeling is the damage that may be being done by these bad [...]

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Why We Shouldn’t Just Say “Let Them Eat Soup”

In New York's Westchester County, an infamously wealthy suburban area outside New York City, county executive Rob Astorino was asked how Medicare recipients would chew if the state's Medicare program no longer covered dentures (as many state's programs don't). He laughed dismissively and said, "Let them eat soup. Soup is good." Now, as [...]

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