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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, When And How To Seek Emergency Treatment For Dental Abscesses

    Unexpected pain or bleeding in any part of your mouth should never be neglected, and even the most seemingly benign of dental maladies should be treated sooner rather than later before they can get worse. However, some dental problems are dangerous (not to mention painful) enough to merit immediate emergency treatment, and dentists specialising in emergency dental treatment should always be consulted immediately in these situations. If you've ever had a dental abscess, you might not have considered it important enough to warrant immediate treatment -- however, some advanced abscesses can become enormously painful and debilitating problems, and more than merit immediate emergency attention.

    Assessing Your Options When It Comes to "Upgrading" Your Dentures

    If you've been wearing dentures for some time now, you might find that they do not fit as well as they used to. This is not unexpected and in fact is quite commonplace, but dentists can generally help you to restore your full functionality and comfort. What are the options you may have in this situation? Assessing Your Needs To understand what issues you're having, the dentist will first of all need to ask a number of questions.

    4 Signs Your Child Might Be Brushing Their Teeth Too Hard

    Getting your children to brush their teeth two times a day can often be difficult. After all, it's hardly the most entertaining of tasks, and children can find it hard to appreciate the need. Unfortunately, there are some issues that you should continue to watch out for even after your children have started to diligently brush their teeth each day, and one of those issues is brushing too hard. It isn't at all unusual for children to brush their teeth a little more vigorously than they need to, but this is a bad habit that needs to be stopped.

    Why You Shouldn't Ignore Any Missing Teeth

    If you are a mature adult, it's quite possible that over the years you have lost one or more of your teeth. This can happen for a variety of reasons. If you lose one of your front teeth, it's highly likely that you have had it replaced as this can significantly affect your smile. People do place a great deal of emphasis on the "front facing" appearance, but if it's a back tooth, they may just leave it as is.

    Exclusive Use of Non-Fluoridated Bottled Water Might Actually Damage Your Kid's Teeth

    On the shelves of grocery stores and kitchen counters, bottled water is now a staple of the Australian dietary landscape. However, bottled water with no fluoride might actually be contributing to reduced dental health for your kids. Fluoride is a salt produced from the mixture of fluorine with soil and rock minerals. Generally, local municipalities voluntarily add fluoride to tap water in order to alleviate the threat of dental cavities. In contrast, the decision to include or not include fluoride is left to the individual producers of bottled water.

    Closing the Gap: How a Dentist Can Treat Diastema

    Many Australians suffer from diastema. Diastema is the medical term for a space between two teeth. These spaces provide the ideal location for food debris and plaque to collect. Once trapped between your teeth, the plaque and debris can cause tooth decay. As well as causing dental damage, diastema can also harm your self-esteem. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, you may avoid smiling in public. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about diastema.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Risk of Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune condition which can increase the risk of you developing gum disease, which can result in swelling, pain, bleeding and bad breath. Below is a guide to all you need to know about the link between rheumatoid arthritis and gum disease. Risk Factors Below is a list of risk factors which can increase the likelihood that someone with rheumatoid arthritis will develop gum disease. Dry mouth: Some medications which are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause a reduction in saliva levels.

    Common Speech Problems Caused by New Dentures

    If you have recently had a new set of dentures fitted, you may encounter problems with some aspects of speech. This is because dentures change the contours and shape of your mouth. These changes can restrict the natural movement of your tongue and teeth as you attempt to enunciate words. While these problems can be frustrating, as you adapt to your dentures the problems should be resolved. Below is a guide to 3 of the most common speech problems related to wearing dentures.