Ross A. Hildebrand, D.D.S
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Regular Check-Ups for Your Dentures
We all know we need regular dental checkups. If you have false teeth, you should also schedule denture checkups with a prosthodontist on a regular basis.
Over time, even the perfect denture fit can loosen and get wobbly. There's nothing wrong, it's just the natural shrinkage of your gum tissue as you age. When things begin to shift, you'll start to feel movement, usually with the lower denture. And you may start eliminating certain foods from your diet, which could impact your good health.
The comfort, stability and chewing strength of your dentures depend on the foundation -- that is, healthy gums. During your prosthodontics checkup your denturist will check to see where the denture may be rubbing against your gums. Your prosthodontist will also look for cracks in your false teeth or any signs of infection, even cancer. It may just be a simple case of relining your dentures to get back that perfect, natural fit.
The best news is we can fix a problem before it starts when you schedule your checkup with your dentist at least once a year.
Don't Forget to Floss!
Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay-causing bacteria can hid between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line.
Visit Our Office Regularly!
Take good care of your smile. Remember to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Mouthwash Is Important, Too!
Brushing and flossing may not be enough. The ADA now recommends using an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis.