Facts and Fiction About Dental Health

Facts & Fiction About Dental Health

Everyone has questions about their dental health, so at Valley Dental PC we want to help clear up some common facts and fiction about dental health. If you are looking for more answers to your dental health questions call us at 315-982-9590 or stop in anytime in New Hartford. Whitening my own teeth at home is fine Fiction – Most of the …

Oral Health and Aging

As we get older, there are many concerns to keeping up ones health, including their oral health. Ensuring that your teeth exist as long as you do is possible with proper oral care such as brushing, using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing, also keeping up with regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups. Dentures, health conditions, and medications are common issues …

Denture Care: Steps to Maintaining Your Dentures

Denture care is, not only important for the health of your dentures, but it is also important for the health of your mouth. Taking the proper steps to ensure that your dentures are clean will help them last longer and keep your face smiling. Also with proper care and regular dental checkups, your dentures will be a healthy, natural part of …

The importance of the right fitting dentures.

As people age, their dentures don’t change, but their mouths do. If you have false teeth, they should fit properly. Proper care and regular dental visits are important factors for keeping your mouth healthy and your dentures in good shape. Problems From Poor Fitting Dentures: With age, the gum ridges in our mouth shrink, causing the dentures to become loose …

Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth …

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as …