If you have recently received full dentures in place of your natural teeth, you are going to want to keep them intact for as long as possible. Most people will need replacements at some point, however, the replacement can be prolonged as long as possible if you avoid excessive wear and tear. This includes staining. Denture stains are a common occurrence when they are not cared for just as stains on natural teeth. [Read More]
Diagnosed With RA? What Should You Know About Maintaining Dental Health?
If you've recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- an autoimmune disorder that can cause pain and inflammation in your joints -- you may be evaluating various medications and therapies that can help you manage the symptoms of your illness and live a pain-free life. While there are now a number of treatments that will help you stave off severe RA symptoms for decades, these medications (as well as RA itself) can significantly affect your oral health. [Read More]
4 Ways You're Damaging Your Teeth Without Realizing It
Your teeth are fickle beasts. They require daily upkeep in order to keep them healthy. Although you most likely brush and floss your teeth to care for them, did you know that there are probably plenty of things that you do on a daily basis that serve to damage your teeth? Throughout the course of this brief article, you'll learn about 4 common things people do that damage their teeth without even realizing it. [Read More]
5 Things Menopausal Women Need to Know About Periodontitis
Menopause is a natural part of the aging process for women. Your ovaries stop making as much estrogen and progesterone as they used to, and when your estrogen and progesterone levels drop, lots of changes happen throughout your body. Some of these changes, like hot flashes, are common knowledge, but other changes are less well-known. Surprisingly, menopause even has an effect on your gum tissue. Here's what you need to know about periodontitis. [Read More]