Gums

Benefits of Probiotics for Denture Wearers

You may think caring for your mouth stops when you get dentures, but the truth is that the struggle for oral health goes on. You may not have to worry about tooth decay, but there are still concerns about the possibility of gum disease and denture stomatitis, caused by [...]

Maintaining Good Oral Health with Dentures

Oral health is still very important after you have lost your teeth. Maintaining good oral health will help you live a happy, active, and productive lifestyle. Here are some instructions for keeping your mouth healthy with dentures. Keep Dentures Clean Just as with your natural teeth, it’s important to keep your dentures clean. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]