Spring Checkups: Time To Visit Your Denturist

Spring Checkups: Time To Visit Your Denturist

Spring has finally arrived and that means it’s time to start thinking about your dental health. A visit to your denturist should be a top priority this season. Not only will visiting the denturist allow you to get your dentures professionally cleaned, but they can also check on your oral health and make any necessary readjustments in your dentures. Let’s look closer at why a spring trip to the denturist is essential.

Cleaning Your Dentures

The primary reason for visiting the denturist is to get a professional cleaning of your denture. Over time, bacteria, tartar, plaque and other debris can accumulate on the surface of your denture. This debris not only affects the look of the appliance but can also lead to bad breath and other oral hygiene issues. A professional cleaning will remove all these substances and make sure that you have a bright smile all spring long.

Checking Oral Health

Your dentist will also check on your oral health during the visit. They will examine your mouth for signs of any underlying issues such as gum disease, dry mouth or oral cancer. Early detection is key when it comes to identifying these issues so regular visits are important for maintaining good dental hygiene.

Readjustments in Your Dentures

Visiting the dentist for an annual checkup is especially important if you wear partial or full dentures as there may be some readjustment required over time due to changes in jaw structure or facial shape from aging or weight loss/gain. The dentist can make subtle adjustments in order to ensure that you are comfortable wearing your appliance throughout the day without causing any pain or discomfort in your mouth or jaw area.
Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to make sure that you keep up with regular visits to the dentist—especially if you wear full or partial dentures! A visit this season can help maintain a bright smile while also checking on any potential underlying issues with your oral health and making sure that any necessary readjustments are made to ensure comfort while wearing your appliance all day long.
Doctor checking up patient at dentist office

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How Vaping Affects Your Oral Health

How Vaping Affects Your Oral Health

Vaping has become an increasingly popular activity for those looking for a nicotine-based alternative to smoking. While it is true that vaping does not contain the same carcinogenic properties as cigarettes, there are still potential risks associated with this habit. In this blog post, we will look at how vaping affects your oral health and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

Vaping Can Stain Your Dentures

Dentures are made from acrylics which are porous and therefore easily stained by liquids or dyes. The liquid in e-cigarettes contains dyes that can discolour and stain dentures, making them difficult to clean and leaving a yellowish tinge on the surface of the denture. To prevent staining, denture wearers should avoid vaping or if they do vape, they should rinse their dentures thoroughly with water afterwards. This will help remove any residual dye that may have been left behind. Having clean dentures means you smile more often with confidence, and that’s important.
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Vaping Causes Dry Mouth

The vapours created by e-cigarettes contain glycerin and propylene glycol, both of which can contribute to dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia). Dry mouth is caused by a decrease in saliva production which can lead to an increase in plaque formation, tooth decay and gum disease. It is important for vapers to stay well hydrated throughout the day in order to keep their mouths moist and reduce their risk of developing dental problems.

Vaping Kills Oral Cells

E-cigarette vapours contain free radicals that can damage oral cells, leading to cell death and tissue damage in the oral cavity. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that attack cell membranes and DNA, causing oxidative stress which can cause long-term damage if left unchecked. To reduce the risk of cell death, vapers should avoid direct contact between the vapours and their mouths, when possible, by using a straw or holding their breath while inhaling the vapour.

Vaping Irritates Your Gums

Vaporized flavours released by e-cigarettes can irritate gums and cause inflammation around the teeth due to irritation caused by propylene glycol (PG) found in many e-liquids used in vaping products. PG can also cause hypersensitivity of gums resulting in pain when eating or drinking cold drinks or food items containing sugar or acidity levels such as coffee or tea. To reduce irritation from PG based liquids it is recommended vapers use vegetable glycerin (VG) based liquids instead as these do not cause irritation like PG does when vaporized. Additionally, users should saturate cotton balls with water before putting them into the atomizer chamber allowing for more dilution of PG before inhalation. Vaping has become increasingly popular among those seeking an alternative nicotine delivery system but there are serious risks associated with this habit which need to be taken into consideration before taking up vaping. These risks include staining of dentures, dry mouth leading to increased plaque formation , cell death caused by free radicals , as well as inflammation due to irritation from PG based liquids . By using vegetable glycerin (VG) based liquids instead, staying hydrated throughout the day, avoiding direct contact between vapours and mouths when possible, rinsing your dentures after each use and saturating cotton balls with water before putting them into atomizer chambers users may be able minimize some of these risks associated with vaping.

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Regain confidence in your smile with functional, well-fitting dentures from the caring and experienced denturists at Community Denture Centre. With over 70 years of combined experience, we are Penticton’s first choice for complete and partial dentures, relines and repairs.

What Foods Stain Dentures?

What Foods Stain Dentures?

Your dentures should last a long time if you take good care of them. But certain foods can cause staining, which can make your dentures appear older than they are. Knowing what foods to avoid is key to keeping your dentures looking like new. Let’s look at the most common culprits of denture staining and how to prevent it.
Turmeric is one of the worst offenders when it comes to denture stains. This yellow-orange spice is used in many dishes and it will quickly stain your dentures. Berries, beets, black icing, neon blue candies, and red punch also have the potential to stain your dentures with prolonged contact. Coffee, tea, and red wine are also notorious for leaving their mark on dentures.
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  • Berries
  • Beets
  • Coffee, Tea and Red Wine

Preventing Denture Stains

There’s no reason why you have to miss out on all the foods you love just because you wear dentures. You just need to be more conscientious about cleaning your dentures after you eat and be sensible with your food choices where possible. Here are some tips for avoiding staining:
• Rinse your dentures after meals with water or a mild cleaning solution recommended by your denturist.
• Before bedtime, clean your dentures with a soft toothbrush and a denture cleaner specifically designed for this purpose (not toothpaste).
• Soak your dentures overnight in a cleansing solution or water that has been mixed with a small amount of vinegar or baking soda for extra whitening power!
• Make sure to visit The Community Denture Centre in Penticton every 6 months for a professional cleaning – this will help keep them looking their best!
Denture wearers need not worry about having stained teeth if they follow proper care instructions as outlined above. It’s important that you clean and soak your dentures regularly and use products specifically designed for cleaning them before bedtime each night. Make sure to visit The Community Denture Centre in Penticton every 6 months so they can give them an extra deep clean too! By following these simple steps, you can enjoy all the foods you love while still maintaining a beautiful smile.

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Exploring the Different Types of Dentures

Exploring the Different Types of Dentures

If you are considering getting dentures, it is important to understand the different types available. At Community Denture Centre in Penticton BC, we offer four main types of dentures that can be custom-made to fit your needs and budget. Let’s explore the various types of dentures and discuss why they may be a good option for you.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are an ideal solution for patients who have lost all their natural teeth. These dentures use suction or adhesive to keep them in place and help restore the patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Full dentures typically last up to five years; however, they should be removed at night and taken out for regular cleaning.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures come into play when some of the patient’s natural teeth remain in their mouth. Partial dentures fill any gaps between these remaining teeth by using metal clasps that attach to your existing teeth. Additionally, partial dentures can help keep the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position over time. Like full dentures, partial dentures should also be removed regularly for cleaning and proper maintenance.

Temporary Dentures

Temporary dentures are often used as a short-term solution while waiting for permanent denture placement or implant surgery. They are made with acrylic resin material so they can easily be adjusted if needed during treatment while still providing immediate relief from tooth loss issues like discomfort when speaking or eating. Temporary denture wearers must practice extra caution when eating hard foods because they can become loose more easily than traditional full or partial sets.

Fixed Bridges

Fixed bridges are placed when one or more adjacent missing teeth need replacement. A bridge is composed of two dental crowns on either side of the gap with a false tooth suspended between them (hence its name). Unlike standard removable full or partial sets, bridges require that nearby healthy teeth be altered slightly in order to provide additional support for the bridge itself. Bridges usually last anywhere from 5-15 years depending on oral hygiene habits and whether or not any additional treatment is necessary along the way (e.g., crown replacements).
Ultimately, there is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to choosing which type of dental prosthetic is best for you – each individual case requires tailored care that takes into account your unique oral health situation as well as your budget considerations. If you’re thinking about getting new or replacement denture prosthetics in Penticton BC, schedule an appointment at Community Denture Centre today! Our experienced team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get quality care customized just for you!

Blending Science and Art to Create Personalized Dentures

Regain confidence in your smile with functional, well-fitting dentures from the caring and experienced denturists at Community Denture Centre. With over 70 years of combined experience, we are the South Okanagan’s home for complete and partial dentures, relines, repairs and more.

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What can a denturist do for you?

What can a denturist do for you?

A denturist is an oral health professional trained to assess, construct, maintain and repair dentures. They are a valuable part of the oral health care team, providing personalized dental services with a focus on patient comfort and satisfaction. But what exactly can a denturist do for you? Let’s take a closer look at the services provided by denturists at the Community Denture Centre in Penticton.

Denture Construction and Maintenance

When it comes to creating or modifying dentures, there’s no one better than a denturist. During your initial visit, they will take precise measurements of your mouth and create models which will help them craft custom-made dentures that fit perfectly. If needed, they can also modify existing ones so that they fit better and feel more comfortable. They also have the expertise to conduct regular maintenance on your dentures to ensure they stay in tip-top shape for many years to come.

Oral Health Care Advice

A good relationship between dentist and patient is essential when it comes to maintaining optimal oral health. At Community Denture Centre, our experienced denturists provide education about proper dental hygiene techniques as well as advice on how to prevent common problems like gum disease or tooth decay. We also offer comprehensive assessments of your existing oral health condition so that we can identify any issues before they become more serious.

Denture Repairs

Accidents happen—and when it comes to dentures, these accidents can be especially costly if not addressed quickly and efficiently. That’s why our clinic offers fast and reliable repairs for all kinds of problems including cracked or broken teeth, loose fitting appliances or discoloured or stained pieces. Our skilled technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that your repairs are done correctly the first time around.
dental technician

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At Community Denture Centre, our experienced team of professionals is committed to providing exceptional dental care for all patients in the area. From constructing custom-made dentures to offering advice about proper dental hygiene habits and performing speedy repairs on damaged appliances, we strive to make sure you have everything you need for optimal oral health. Visit us today for more information about our services.
The Risks of DIY Denture Repair

The Risks of DIY Denture Repair

If you wear dentures, you know how important it is to keep them in good condition. But when something goes wrong and your dentures need repair or adjustment, it can be tempting to try and fix the issue yourself. However, attempting a DIY repair can have serious consequences for your oral health. Let’s take a look at why it’s always best to leave denture repairs to the professionals.

Risk of Injury

Even if you have some experience with dentures repair, there’s always the risk that you could cause injury or damage when attempting a DIY repair. Even minor adjustments require tools and materials that are specially designed for use on dentures; using regular household items can result in scratches or other damage that will reduce the lifespan of your dentures. In addition, DIY repairs can be dangerous if they involve sharp tools; make sure that any adjustments are done carefully so you don’t cut yourself or chip your teeth!

Risk of Unreliable Repairs

Repairing your own dentures might seem like an economical solution—after all, who wants to pay for professional help if they think they can do it themselves? However, attempting a DIY repair may result in unreliable results that don’t last long enough for you to get your money’s worth; a true professional has access to specialized tools and materials that ensure reliable results with every job. It may cost more upfront, but in the long run it will save you both time and money!

Risk of Poor Fit

Lastly, attempting a DIY denture repair means risking having an ill-fitting set of dentures—and this could lead to further issues such as mouth sores and discomfort while speaking or eating. A denturist has specialized knowledge and experience required to provide an accurate fit; if this isn’t done correctly then the dentures won’t fit properly in your mouth and may even cause damage over time. So instead of risking an uncomfortable fit (or worse!), let a professional provide proper fitting so you can enjoy healthy teeth and gums for years to come.
Attempting a DIY repair on your own is never recommended; no matter how experienced you may be with handling dental appliances at home, leaving complex repairs up to the professionals is always the safest way forward. Professional technicians have access to specialized tools and materials needed for reliable repairs every time, plus they have the expertise required to ensure an accurate fit that won’t cause any additional issues down the line.
Senior woman in the dental office

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Regain confidence in your smile with functional, well-fitting dentures from the caring and experienced denturists at Community Denture Centre. With over 70 years of combined experience, we are the South Okanagan’s home for complete and partial dentures, relines, repairs and more.