Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

Important Things to Know About Dentures

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Your smile is an important part of your personality. In an ideal world, your smile would be eternal. The reality is that over time, due to accidents and even illness, your smile will change. When these things happen, it may be time to look into dentures to restore your vibrant smile. The following are some important things to know about dentures. 


There are three main types of dentures that you may be able to choose for your needs. The first is a partial denture. This is where a denture is made to replace a few missing teeth. The partial denture will attach to your other teeth with a brace. Next is full dentures. This is where a set of acrylic teeth are fashioned as a replacement for all of your teeth.

The final type is denture implants. These dentures are fashioned like full dentures with the exception that they will have metal attachments implanted into the bones in your jaw. The dentures themselves will be equipped with connectors to these metal attachments allowing them to essentially snap together inside your mouth and holding them in place.

Attachment and Adhesives

Dentures are moulded to your gums and are made to fit snuggly. However, they will still move. This movement can be uncomfortable and may even cause sores in your mouth. For this reason, you will likely want to use adhesive denture cream to attach your dentures to your gums. This cream will hold your dentures in place for most of the day. It will also allow you to more comfortably eat and drink. By creating a seal between your gums and dentures, adhesive creams will also protect your gums from the discomfort of food particles getting under your dentures. These food particles can be irritating and painful. You will want to follow the instructions for the cream to ensure that it does not harm you or your dentures.


Like any teeth, dentures will need daily cleaning to keep them looking great and bacteria free. You will need to remove them daily and brush them with a soft bristle brush to remove debris. Then you will want to soak them in a solution made for denture cleaning. When you are ready to put them back in your mouth, you will want to brush them again under water to remove all of the solution. This process of cleaning will ensure that your dentures are clean, bacteria and odour free. While your dentures are out, you will want to gently brush your gums and tongue as well.

Keeping all of this information in mind will help you to keep your beautiful smile well into the future.


20 January 2019