Ross A. Hildebrand, D.D.S
Call (620) 792-1231
Out With The Old Dentures - In With The New!
You may be surprised to learn that false teeth aren't expected to last more than 5 to 10 years and still give a natural look. So even if your dentures are in perfect condition, maybe it's time for a change even if there's nothing wrong with the materials or the original denture fitting.
It's a fact of life the tissue in your mouth shrinks as you age. The ridges that support your prosthodontics recede, slowly but surely. New wrinkles and laugh lines appear, and your chin moves toward your nose. You may feel fine but look tired all the time.
Take a good look in the mirror. If you don't like what you see, it may be time to have denture repair or to replace your false teeth. With new dentures, your face will look fuller and younger, and you'll get your youthful smile back, too!
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.