Friday, 29 July 2016

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How is denture stomatitis treated?

Good oral hygiene - It is important to keep your mouth as clean as possible and rinse your mouth and dentures after meals. Smoking encourages the growth of further yeast infections.

Keeping your dentures as clean as possible - Keep your dentures out of your mouth as much as possible, and definitely overnight. Some yeast infections will clear up completely if you don't wear your dentures at night for two weeks. Clean your dentures by brushing, soaking and then brushing again. We, Denture Square recommend using a soft toothbrush so you do not damage the material of your dentures. You can also soak your dentures in any solution used to sterilise babies' bottles. If your denture has metal parts, do not use anything that contains bleach, but use chlorhexidine instead. Do not use chlorhexidine every day as it will stain your denture. Use it once a week.

Medication - If good oral hygiene and careful cleaning have not helped, you will be given some treatment. There are many treatments available, most of them involving sucking tablets or lozenges slowly in your mouth. You may need to continue the treatment for one month.

Denture Stomatitis

Denture Stomatitis is an oral biofilm associated inflammatory disease of the palatal mucosa. It is the most prevalent oral disease and the main indicator of poor oral health among denture wearers, affecting one-third of all complete denture wearers.
The etiology of DS is multifactorial, with documented role of mechanical trauma, bacteria and fungi. Risk factors may include, poor oral hygiene and nocturnal use of dentures. However, the evidence is ambiguous, inconclusive and recurrence following routine antifungal therapy is common.
The proposed study is a phase II clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of palatal brushing in reducing the colony forming unit (CFU) count and clinical inflammation. The assessment of change in CFU count and clinical inflammation will be carried out at baseline, 3 months and 6 months.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

New Dentures Brisbane North

Dentures are false teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partials replace one or a few teeth.
Advances in dentistry have made many improvements in dentures. They are more natural looking and comfortable than they used to be. But they still may feel strange at first. In the beginning, denture provider like Denture Square team may want to see you often to make sure the dentures fit. Over time, your mouth will change and your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced. Be sure to let Denture Square team handle these adjustments.
Speaking and eating may feel different with dentures. Be careful when wearing dentures because they may make it harder for you to feel hot foods and liquids. Also, you may not notice biting on a bone from your food.

Friday, 22 July 2016

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Caring For Mouth and Gum Tissues For Denture Wearers
When not wearing your dentures, always keep them in water or denture solution. Otherwise, the acrylic will dryout over time, causing them to not fit as well and become brittle.
It is important to remove dentures before you go to sleep at night, to allow your gum tissues to breathe. This helps to avoid irritation, discomfort, and infection of the soft tissue beneath your denture.
While dentures are out of mouth, use a dampened washcloth or very soft toothbrush with warm water (or salt water solution) to clean the tissues inside of your mouth. Be sure to wipe the ridges (where the denture sits), tongue, lips, cheeks, and roof of the mouth. Rinsing daily with lukewarm salt water can help keep your gums clean.
If you wear a partial denture, it is recommended that you use a separate soft toothbrush from your denture brush to clean your natural
Contact us(Denture Square) for more details on 07)3189 7085

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Denture Care (part1)

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Daily Cleaning
Before cleaning, be sure to fill the sink with water or lay a soft towel down on basin. Dentures sometimes break if they fall and hit a hard surface.
Rinse dentures under warm water after each meal to remove loose food debris. Boiling or excessively hot water can cause the denture to warp and not fit any more.
All dentures should be brushed daily with a soft tooth brush or soft denture brush.
They can be brushed with warm water, soap or denture paste. Toothpaste is too abrasive and can cause scratches in the acrylic.
Cleaning tablets(Steradent,Polident tablets...) can be used while denture is soaking in water. These help to remove light stains and loosen plaque buildup. Everyone should follow the manufacturer’s instructions; each type/brand is different.
After soaking, be sure to rinse thoroughly under warm water before re-inserting into mouth. Mouthwash may be used after rinsing with water to give a fresh taste and feeling.

Monday, 18 July 2016

New Denture Wearers (Part 3)

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Sore Spots

Some discomfort is to be expected until your gums grow accustomed to their new task. If a sore spot develops, contact Denture Square. We can relieve it promptly. Another of the new denture tips is if you feel the sore spot during a holiday or weekend, just try to leave the denture out for a bit to lessen the irritation.
Any denture will gradually loosen and this may cause sore spots to develop.

Keep Dentures Clean

Just as stains and tartar can build up on natural teeth, so they can on dentures. Clean your dentures every day to keep them natural looking and odor-free. Another of my new denture tips is really a few safety rules. When handling your denture, be sure to do so over water or a towel to cushion the fall of you should drop them. When not wearing the denture, keep it immersed in water to prevent it from drying out.

Even though you no longer have teeth, you still have gums. Your gums and jaw bone will continue to recede once the natural teeth are gone. Because of this your dentures will eventually feel more loose and may need to be relined by your dentist.You will see over the counter products for do-it-yourself relines and repairs. By using these you run the risk of damaging your gum ridges and throwing your bite out of alignment.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

New Denture Wearers (part 2)

Be Patient

New denture tips are helpful but there are no lessons or books; you simply must wear your dentures constantly. You will learn to master them and the more you want to learn the faster the process. In some ways it's like learning to drive. Some people learn without difficulty and some have a little trouble. Everybody can learn though. With daily practice, you will learn too.

Practice Talking
Some patients find it difficult to speak clearly and distinctly. For the most part, they have a tendency to lisp. This is caused by the dentures having altered the shape of the mouth. As soon as your tongue, lips and cheeks become accustomed, speech returns to normal. Another of the new denture tips is to practice talking in front of a mirror or simply reading aloud to yourself for a few minutes each day until you feel comfortable.

Learning To Eat
You should be able to eat most of your normal diet within a few weeks. In the beginning, though, start with soft, easily managed food. For example, chopped meat and tender vegetables are best. Take small bites and chew gently and thoroughly. Be sure you don't get into the habit of chewing on only one side of the mouth. Begin by placing half of each mouthful on one side and the other half on the other side. You can distribute the pressure more evenly this way and it helps one to learn to eat more easily.

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When it comes to eating hard foods such as apples or corn on the cob, here is one of the best new denture tips you can try to. When you bite with natural teeth there is a tendency to pull forward. With your dentures, develop the habit of pushing back a little, especially when you are eating something like corn on the cob. Pushing back as you bite helps produce the leverage needed to keep your dentures in place.

Sleeping With Dentures

It is quite common for people to wear their dentures all the time. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, you will wake up with a sore mouth and it would be best if you didn't wear your dentures at night. On the other hand, sleeping without teeth may cause your facial muscles to ache. If you do sleep with dentures in place, don't be surprised if you find them on your pillow in the morning. It won't happen often but it may in the beginning. You will find you adjust to what is best for you rather quickly. For more information on this go to the Denture Care section.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

New Denture Wearers (Part 1)

You Can Smile Again (part1)
So you are now one of the millions of people in this country who wear dentures. Need some new denture tips? You may have some anxiety and worry but there are really no major problems that you are likely to encounter. There will be some minor annoyances and adjustments. In the near future your new dentures will provide you with a healthier mouth and probably a better appearance.
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You will find that your new teeth will be as lifelike as your dentist knows how to make them. The teeth used have been selected to match the shape, color and size of your natural teeth. Occasionally some minor changes are made to help improve your appearance. Incidentally, you may not want to insist on extremely white teeth. The goal to aim for is a natural look and few people have natural teeth that are bright white.
Getting Used to Dentures
When your new dentures are in place, your first impression will be that you have quite a mouthful. You may feel that your face looks "full" and the teeth may actually seem to be longer that they should. Your lips might seem out of place and your tongue will probably feel crowded. In addition, your salivary glands will appear to be working overtime and the increased saliva will be noticed.
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You will find that your mouth muscles are good at adapting and they will adjust to the new dentures. What you must do, though, is learn the trick of controlling your dentures and you can learn easily - with persistence and patience.