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Dental Implants: A Guide for Seniors

If you are a senior considering dental implants, you may have to worry about issues other dental patients don't have to think about. For example, you may need more time to recover after receiving your implants. My name is Jodi, and I've been working with seniors for years. I decided to create this blog to help the seniors I can't meet in person. In this space, I'm going to post entries on everything related to dental implants and seniors. From tips on flossing implants after arthritis has claimed some of your dexterity, to guiding you through the implants-vs-dentures debate, this blog is designed for you. Thanks for reading. I hope you find what you need!



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Dental Implants: A Guide for Seniors

    Why Root Canals Shouldn't Give You Any Particular Cause for Concern

    When dental pain becomes too much to bear, there's nothing for it but a visit to an emergency dentist. While there are many different potential causes for this pain, it's invariably due to inflammation which causes your nerves to become activated. You may be wondering whether you need a root canal, as this is a frequent course of treatment in such situations. What is involved in this type of procedure today?

    Overcoming your fear of the dentist

    If an impending visit to the dentist sends shivers of horror through your blood, you're not alone. Many people will do anything to get out of a trip to the dentist, including putting up with bad breath, excruciating pain and even lost teeth. But it doesn't have to be this way, and overcoming your fear of the dentist is far easier than you think. Addressing your fear Dentists hear stories of the origin of their patients' fears every day and, while the underlying causes are numerous, patients commonly report their fear is focused on:

    Is Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Right For You? Answer These Two Questions to Find Out!

    If you hate the colour of your teeth and want to see a whiter and brighter smile, you might be wondering if cosmetic teeth whitening is right for you. Whilst teeth whitening can really improve your smile in a dramatic way, it's not something that's quite right for everyone. Answer the two questions below to find out whether cosmetic teeth whitening is right for you.  How Did the Discolouration Happen?

    After You Whiten Your Teeth, Put These Tips Into Practise to Keep Them White and Bright!

    If you're going to whiten your teeth at the cosmetic dentist, it's likely that they are significantly darkened or discoloured. Whilst the cosmetic teeth whitening will solve the problem of dark or discoloured teeth, it's important to remember that teeth whitening isn't permanent. However, you can often extend the longevity of your teeth whitening procedure by putting the following tips into practise.  Drink Differently Whilst you may be accustomed to drinking from a glass or a cup, adding a straw to the beverage is easy and fast.

    The Dangers of Food Traps: How Food Traps Between Teeth Harm Your Oral Health

    If you find that there are one or two places in your mouth where food debris constantly gets stuck, you probably have what dentists refer to as a "food trap". As the name suggests, pieces of food, such as steak and pork, for example, become wedged in the spaces between teeth. While, these pieces of debris usually come loose on their own, some food traps can trap food for days.

    Understanding Your Options for Cosmetic Dental Procedures

    Cosmetic dental procedures can make your mouth and smile look their best, but they're also often needed for good oral health. Missing, cracked, rotted, or otherwise damaged teeth can allow germs and bacteria to linger in the mouth, leading to increased risk of an oral infection and decay. Teeth also rely on each other for support, so a missing tooth can allow surrounding teeth to shift out of place. If you know you need cosmetic dentistry for any reason, note a few options you might have when it comes to various procedures so you know what to discuss with your cosmetic dentist.

    Two Reasons to Have a Wisdom Tooth Removed

    Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. However, if you experience any of the following issues after one of your wisdom teeth start to emerge, you may want to arrange for your dentist to perform an extraction. Frequent oral infections One of the main issues with wisdom teeth is that they often never fully emerge; in many cases, only one section of the tooth rises over the gum, and the other part stays underneath.

    Is it Always Necessary to Have a Root Canal Before a Tooth is Crowned?

    In dentistry, root canal therapy often precedes crown placement. However, this is not always the case. Provided the inner chamber (pulpal chamber) of a tooth has not been compromised, there is usually no need for a root canal procedure to be performed prior to crown placement. Each individual case is different and only a certified dentist can decide what is best for a tooth. It all depends on how badly a tooth is damaged.