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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

    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.

    Basic Brushing for Those Who Don't

    To avoid any unnecessary trips to the dentist because of a severe toothache, you need to look after your teeth on a daily basis. Over 30% of Australians avoid visiting the dentist on a regular basis, and so maintaining good daily oral hygiene is essential. Following these tips give you a whiter smile and fresher breath, and it'll help to kill off harmful bacteria that can build up and cause discolouration and painful issues like gum disease.

    Common Dental Hygiene Mistakes

    It might come as a surprise to learn that even a consistent, twice-daily dental hygiene routine isn't always enough to stave off tooth decay and gum disease. There are quite a few mistakes you might be making that could lead to you needing extensive dental work in a few years' time. Here are some of the most common oral hygiene errors that people make.  Brushing immediately after a meal It's common knowledge that the acid produced by bacteria-laden plaque instantly begins to attack your tooth enamel after you finish eating something.

    Veneers Vs Lumineers: Which Should You Choose?

    If you have imperfections of your front teeth, such as staining and discolouration, spaces between the teeth, and oddly-shaped teeth, you might be looking to correct your smile. A popular option is to get dental veneers, which are made from pieces of porcelain adhered to the front of your teeth. There are also Lumineers, which are similar but are thinner and applied slightly differently. Here are some things to think about when deciding between veneers or Lumineers.

    Tips to Help You Transition into Denture Use with Ease and Confidence

    Learning to live with full or partial dentures can present a huge adjustment for anyone. You have to change the way you carry out simple tasks you took for granted, like eating and speaking. However, with time, practice and these tips below, you can make your transition period much shorter and go back to enjoying life as you once knew it. Read on to learn more. 1. Speaking For easier speaking, bite your dentures and swallow once to ensure the dentures are in the right position.

    5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Family Dentist in Belconnen

    Are you looking for a dentist who can meet the needs of your whole family? The ideal family dentist is not only a skilled professional, but also a kind and gentle individual who can put your kids at ease. Belconnen has plenty of dentists, but some are better equipped than others to sensitively care for young mouths. Follow these five steps to find your perfect family dentist in Belconnen. 1. Ask for Recommendations

    Mistakes You're Probably Making Between Dental Visits

    Visiting the dentist regularly is one of the best things you can do to protect the health of your mouth and teeth and keep your own natural teeth for as long as possible, if not indefinitely. A dentist can give your teeth a thorough cleaning and also check for signs of oral cancer and other such diseases. While visiting your dentist is very important, how you care for your teeth and your mouth between those visits is also vital for your oral health.