When it’s the holiday season, sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves in all the hustle and bustle of the giving spirit. In reality, those people you care about enough to give gifts care more about being with you for the holidays. Being in good health is the best present you can give your loved ones for the holiday season, and that includes oral health. Learn how to obtain the perfect holiday smile.
As we age, our teeth weaken for a variety of reasons, and it’s important to keep them in the best condition possible. Tooth loss can be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you will be without a smile for the rest of your life. It’s a scary thought for many, but you may need dentures if your oral health is declining. You should consult your dentist about getting dentures if…
- You stopped visiting the dentist every six months
- Your teeth are becoming loose
- The gaps in your teeth are growing
- You have gingivitis or gum disease
- You have chronic tooth pain
- You have a few missing teeth from natural decay
- You have indigestion from not thoroughly chewing your food
- You are unhappy with the way your smile looks
These are all fairly common symptoms for people who choose to get dentures. No matter the reason, getting dentures will improve your smile and overall oral health by protecting your gums and remaining teeth from further decay and infection.
How Do Dentures Work?
Dentures are oral prosthetic teeth and gum replacements. They are fitted to the shape of your gum line and lay on top of your teeth. If properly cleaned and taken care of, your dentures will protect your exposed gums and deteriorated teeth from acids and bacteria that lead to plaque build up, gum disease and decay. It’s a great way to improve your smile or cover up your stained and decaying teeth.
It is important to clean your dentures at the beginning and end of day, and to store them in proper denture cleaner. They are very fragile prosthetics and require serious care. It is suggested that dentures be removed when eating in order to avoid breakage. If your dentures are broken, they will fit improperly and irritate your gums which may lead to constant pain and possible infection.
If you feel like you deserve a new smile for the holidays, contact Greenspoint Dental in Houston, Texas to consult with our dentists about the best way to combat your deteriorating smile. We offer dentures as well as implants and bridges depending on your tooth loss situation.