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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


Talon Cusps—Could Your Child Be Affected?

If your child is experiencing irritation of their cheek, tongue or gums with no immediate apparent cause, it could be that they are suffering from an unusual dental condition referred to as 'talon cusps'.  But what are talon cusps and what can your dentist do to help?  Read on to find out more. What are talon cusps? Talon cusps are claw-like growths that can develop at the back of a child's tooth.

Pocket Rocket: How To Promote Healing And Speed Recovery Time After Pocket Reduction Surgery

Pocket reduction surgery is a procedure designed to reduce the space between a tooth and the surrounding gum line -- ordinarily, this space is only a few millimetres wide and presents no problems, but if you are suffering from a bout of gum disease, this pocket can widen, forming a great sheltered place for infectious bacteria to thrive. To close this pocket, a dental surgeon or periodontist like Dr Edmond Lobaza will temporarily widen the pocket, allowing them to thoroughly clean the inside of the pocket of bacteria, tartar and accumulated detritus.

Snoring Interrupting Your Sleep? Your Dentist Can Help With That!

Are you tired of your partner giving you a hard time about the snoring you do while you are asleep? If your snoring is not accompanied by sleep apnoea, the problem is relatively harmless except for the fact you have to use more energy to breathe while asleep than others who don't snore. Being tired every morning is a nuisance though, and you may be surprised to know your dentist can help solve this problem.

Should You Take Immediate Dentures Out at Night?

Once you get used to wearing your new dentures, you can typically choose whether you wear them all the time or not. If you're having a set of immediate dentures put in straight after your teeth are extracted, your dentist may ask you to follow other instructions for the first day or so. Your First Night With Immediate Dentures Your dentist may ask you to keep your dentures in for the first day, or even two days, after they are fitted.

Should You Reinsert a Knocked Out Baby Tooth?

If an adult has an accident and knocks out a tooth, dental advice typically recommends putting the tooth straight back in its socket. With subsequent help from a dentist, teeth may be saved and re-positioned permanently. However, dentists do not recommend that you reinsert a baby tooth after it has been knocked out accidentally, as you may do more harm than good. Why Shouldn't You Reinsert Baby Teeth? Your child's baby teeth sit under adult teeth.

3 Ways Bulimia Can Impact Your Dental Health And How Your Dentist Can Help

Bulimia can damage your oral health by exposing your teeth and gums to corrosive stomach acid each time you vomit. You may not want to discuss your eating disorder with your dentist, but they can help you maintain your oral health while struggling with this illness, and your dentist won't reveal details of your health to anyone else. Here are three ways your dental health can be damaged by bulimia and three ways your dentist can help:

5 ways to banish your gum disease naturally

Gum disease affects approximately 20% of Australian adults and is caused by tooth decay. All of the sugar that resides in your diet sticks to your teeth and the natural bacteria in your mouth feeds from it. This begins to rot your teeth and eat away at gums. Often the first sign is spitting blood when you brush your teeth. There may be no pain or discomfort, but gum disease can wreak havoc on your mouth and is the most common cause of tooth loss.

The Numerous Advantages of Invisalign Braces

Wearing braces in your adulthood can be both a physical as well as a metaphorical pain for some people. Due to how conspicuous they are, some individuals do not full embrace this treatment option later on in life. The good news is that metal dental braces are not the only option available to you. Invisalign technology is increasing in popularity due to the numerous advantages they offer their users. Here are some of the reasons why you should opt for this type of dental treatment:

Trouble Paying for Dental Emergencies? 5 Ideas to Help

Dental emergencies can be scary, but they are even scarier if you don't know how you are going to afford to pay for the appointment. If you have private dental insurance, that can help to offset the cost, but there are other ways to approach paying for emergency dental treatment. 1. See if you are eligible to visit a community dental clinic There are community dental clinics throughout Australia that offer low-cost emergency and routine dental care to people in financial need.

Choose the Right Type of Dental Prosthetic

Choosing the right dental prosthetic can be a tough process. There exist many varieties of prosthesis, and each has its own particular benefits. Whether your needs are purely aesthetic, or if your oral health is impacting negatively on your day-to-day life, a visit to the prosthodontist can give you a healthy, white smile. Below are the primary types of dental prosthetic, and the situations in which each one is preferable.

Menopausal Woman: The Facts You Need To Know For Healthy Teeth

Being a female who is dealing with menopause is bad enough! There's hot flushes, rampaging hormones, and tiredness all to be tackled during this time of change. However, you may not be aware that right now the health of your teeth is at risk too. Be aware of the dental issues that come hand-in-hand with menopause so that you can seek the dental care you need if the situation arises.

Root Canals: What Are They

You may have been told that you need a root canal due to some advanced decay in a tooth. What exactly is this, and how will you benefit from this treatment, as opposed to extraction, or doing nothing? What's Being Treated? Within each tooth is a pulp, which is the living tissue. The pulp consists of blood vessels, connecting tissues and nerves. When you develop a crack in the tooth, food particles and bacteria can get in and cause infection within the tissue.

How To Take Care Of Dental Bridges

Accidents or decay can cause people to lose their teeth. Dental bridges help to keep the remaining teeth in place.  A missing tooth can lead to shift in other teeth, increase the risk of getting periodontal disease and affect the bite. Dental bridges help to fill the gaps and holes of missing teeth. Bridges should be cared for properly, as they are costly. Improper care will lead to loss of the bridges and the supporting teeth.

Four Services Your General Dentist Offers That May Surprise You

When you think about your general dentist, you may think of things like having your teeth cleaned, your annual check-up or basic dental services. There are some services your dentist offers that may surprise you. If you are thinking of having some dental work done in the near future, you may want to consider getting the following services from your general dentist first, before you sign on with a specialist.