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Dentures shouldn’t have to feel loose. Did you know that having dentures doesn’t mean the end to your food enjoyments? If you have a poorly fitting denture it won’t sit well, and it won’t allow you to chew well. There are things that can be done to fix this. Sometimes it can be a very simple adjustment that allows the denture to sit properly. Other times it may be worthwhile to consider dental implants which will allow the dentures to attach on to something!

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People with dentures should still have a checkup done! We have all heard the joke ‘I’ll just drop them off and pick them up later!’ but in actuality if you have dentures there are dental/medical conditions that can easily be prevented by coming in for an annual checkup. This includes an oral cancer screening, denture check, denture fit check, and soft tissue examination. Some dentures fitting poorly for a long time will cause severe harm to the gums.

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New dentures can be 3D printed! Dental technology has advanced far in the past few years. Goodbye goopy impressions!

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Your poorly fitting denture could be causing your tissues problems, or could be from something that has changed in your mouth and makes your denture fit poorly.

Questions? Contact Today's Dental Grande Prairie!

If you have any additional questions, or are looking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beeson, our dentist in Grande Prairie, AB, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today! We also offer emergency dental treatments as well.

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How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. This will help prevent the plaque from building up so much, as well it will give your mouth a much-needed dosing of fluoride. I recommend that all of my patients use a fluoridated toothpaste as it is the single most helpful thing they can do to help decrease their cavity risk.

As well as brushing twice a day for two minutes, brushing should be the last thing you do during the day as well as the first thing you do in the morning. You can also be harmful to your teeth by brushing too often, too hard, or too close to when meals are eaten!

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If you have any additional questions, or are looking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beeson, our dentist in Grande Prairie, AB, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today! We also offer emergency dental treatments as well.

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Just like health emergencies, dental emergencies are common and inevitable in people of all ages. There can be a list of dental emergencies, which include bleeding from mouth resulted from an injury or hit in the face, damaged teeth, tooth infection, and agonizing pain, etc. This article will discuss some of the most common dental emergencies that our dentists in Grande Prairie, AB see. 

What Are Some Common Dental Emergencies?

Some common dental emergencies that Today’s Dental Grande Prairie sees include:

    • Abscesses/Infections: It results from bad oral hygiene, specifically gum disease. You can be at a higher risk of developing Abscesses or Infections if you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes. Dental infections can quickly spread if they don’t get proper treatment.

 

    • Mouth Injury: Any injury to your mouth that causes bleeding is an emergency. If you get hit in the face or fall on your face and you notice bleeding, see a dentist before wasting any time.

 

    • Broken or Damaged Tooth: Do you know that you can repair your tooth if it gets broken or damaged? Well, now, you will. Your teeth make your smile attractive, and if any one of them gets cracked or broken, you can get them fixed by visiting a dentist.

 

    • Loose Tooth: Due to tooth decay, mouth injury, or any kind of gum disease, a loose tooth can occur. There are chances that your dentist can work on it and stabilize it.

 

    • Knocked-out tooth: If you got a hit in the face or due to some reason, you have got a knocked-out tooth, save it and run to the dentist as soon as you can. There are chances that your dentist can reimplant it.

 

    • Toothache: Cavities can cause agonizing toothache. Gum disease, inflammation, or losing a filling can also become a reason. See a dentist if you feel such uncomfortable pain as it can be extremely discomforting.

 

  • Mouth or Tongue Bites: If you tend to bite your mouth or your tongue, you can hurt yourself, and if it does not heal, you might need an emergency dental assistance.
 
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First Aid In Times of Dental Emergencies

Just like general first aid kits, dentists suggest that we should keep dental first aid kit too. As we have explained above, what falls into a dental emergency, it is better to stay prepared.

Cold Compresses and Pain Medications

Swelling and toothaches can be comforted with a cold cloth or ice pack. Pain medication like Tylenol can also help to reduce the intensity of the pain and make it more bearable.

Fixing Knocked Out Teeth or Chips

If it is possible to find missing chips or knocked out tooth, save it for reimplantation. If your teeth is entirely knocked-out, it is very important not to touch the root. 

Rinsing the Mouth

Salt water can lower the pain and reduce the chances of infection. It can be helpful for a small time just until you manage to make an appointment with your dentist.

Questions? Contact Today's Dental Grande Prairie!

If you have any additional questions, or are looking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beeson, our dentist in Grande Prairie, AB, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today! We also offer emergency dental treatments as well.

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If you are completely missing one or more of your natural teeth, there may have only been a few options available to you in the past to restore your smile. Your past options were to have a fixed bridge placed or be fitted for a partial denture. While fixed bridges and partial dentures are still wonderful options for many patients, dental implants can restore your smile without the need for a removable appliance or compromising surrounding teeth. With dental technology constantly advancing, implants are easy to place and have an incredibly high success rate.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small metal rod that is made out of surgical-grade titanium. There are small holes at the base of the implant, which help your jaw bone to fuse naturally with the metal. Once the implant has been placed, you can expect it to fully heal and fuse with the bone in anywhere from three to six months. Implants are ideal for most healthy adult patients and require no drilling or filing of surrounding teeth. What’s more, dental implants are completely permanent once they have fully healed.

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How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are meant to last a lifetime and they are a permanent solution for missing teeth. The surgical-grade titanium fuses naturally with your bone, so it is a solid, sturdy and permanent option. Despite the three to six month heal time after having the implant placed, you’re looking at a restorative option that will last you for decades without the need for replacing. Crowns and other restorations can be placed on top of the implant once it has healed. Some patients have implants placed specifically to keep their dentures securely in place for a more natural look and feel.

What to Expect with the Procedure?

The dental implant procedure is relatively easy and can be done quickly in our office. You will first have a consultation with our doctors to determine the best treatment for your dental health. The surgery itself requires an incision to the gums to place the implant. Sutures are often used to close the incision and promote quicker and more even healing to the area. You will need to come into the office several times while the implant is healing to ensure it is still securely in place. Once the implant has healed, you can have a crown placed on top to restore your smile.

Questions? Contact Today's Dental Grande Prairie!

If you have any additional questions, or are looking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beeson, our dentist in Grande Prairie, AB, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today! We also offer emergency dental treatments as well.