Archive for October, 2014
Granted, dentistry is not the most glamorous, or the most exciting experience, for the patient. There is cleaning, and brushing, and picking, and spitting. There are also hands in your mouth, needles, and even the dreaded drills.
However, the dentist chair is not the torture chamber you imagine it to be. There have been advances in technology and procedure that are all designed to make the patient more comfortable. For example, arguably the worst thing about the drill is the noise, right? Well, manufacturers have taken that into account, and have developed quieter drills, that are not quite so intimidating.
Also, you’re not going t
If you are missing several teeth, one of the types of dentures to consider is flexible dentures, also called soft dentures. Whether you’ve had cosmetic dentures before and are just looking for new dentures as a replacement or this would be your very first set, here are the basics you should know about these prostheses.
As their name implies, flexible dentures are soft in comparison to traditional cast dentures. They have an inner lining that many patients find to be much more comfortable than hard dentures and can adjust to your mouth as it moves. Here are some other pros and cons of soft dentures:
- Better Fit: Flexible dentures hook into the gum ridge, which allows the
1. Talk to People
When looking for a dentist, start by asking your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for recommendations. This will make it easier to find a local dentist with a good reputation. You can also get referrals from pharmacists or doctors. Your current dentist may have good recommendations if you’re moving to a new location.
2. Check Online
You can find plenty of potential dentists with a simple Google search, and you can also look up listings on the American Dental Association’s website, www.ada.org. The ADA can point you to local or state dental societies, who can provide you with the information you