DentaCrafters Blog

Denture Maintenance Do’s and Don’ts

May 20, 2024

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Man attempting to open bottle with his teeth

Dentures are an investment in your appearance, quality of life, and self-confidence. So they’re pretty important. You probably want them to last a long time and minimize needing repairs. That means there are certain things you should and shouldn’t do. Some might involve breaking bad habits, but for the sake of your wallet, oral health, and mental health, you can do it! Keep reading for helpful tips on how to maintain your dentures.


A Dental Sore Spot: How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

May 17, 2024

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An older man looking at his dentures skeptically

You likely felt pretty good about your dentures when you first got them. That’s normal – your new replacement teeth brought your full smile back! However, maybe your dentures are now irritating your mouth and causing some nasty sores. You’ll want to address those spots to protect and enhance your oral health. Well, the good news is that your Falls Church dental practice can help. Here’s a primer on how to get rid of denture sores.


Can I Brush My Dentures While They’re Still in My Mouth?

May 1, 2024

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toothbrush brushing a pair of dentures

Time is money, as they say, and even small ways of saving time can really add up. That’s why you may be tempted to rush through your denture care routine by brushing your dentures while they’re still in your mouth rather than removing them for a more thorough cleaning. But this isn’t always the best idea. Brushing your dentures while in use can cause you to miss food particles, plaque, and the surfaces where your dentures sit on your arches.


What is Denture Relining and Why Do I Need It?

April 22, 2024

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Pair of white-gloved hand holding a full set of dentures

Regardless of how many teeth you’ve lost, your dentist can thankfully rebuild your grin with dentures. These prosthetic teeth form a firm hold against your gums so you can once again chew, talk, and grin more easily. However, your jawbone continues to weaken and shift over time so you might find that one day your restoration doesn’t fit as well as it used to. You may need to have it relined as a result.

If you’re not sure what this means or how it works, keep reading to learn more about it!


Rank Restoration: How to Prevent Smelly Dentures

April 17, 2024

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Woman in white sweater closing eyes holding her hand over her mouth

Tooth loss can reduce the quality of your daily life because your pearly whites play an essential role in your ability to speak, eat, and smile. Thankfully, your dentist can restore a sense of normalcy by rebuilding your grin with dentures. Whether you need a full or partial set, these prosthetic teeth allow you to mash food and converse clearly so that you can look and feel your best.

It’s important to care for your dentures properly so that you can continue to make the most of them. If they’re not cared for consistently, you might notice that they look worn down or develop an unpleasant scent. If your artificial teeth have been causing bad breath, continue reading to learn 3 reasons this happens and what you can do to prevent it!


Pure Prosthetics: 3 Tips to Maintain Your Dentures

April 9, 2024

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Set of dentures in a glass with clear fluid on a light tiled counter

You depend on your pearly whites to complete basic daily tasks like eating, speaking, and smiling. When they go missing, your quality of life can suffer. Fortunately, your dentist can restore your smile’s appearance and functionality with dentures. Whether you need a full or partial set, these prosthetics give you back your ability to mash up your food sufficiently and enunciate clearly. This can boost your confidence, so you look and feel your best.

It’s important to care for your dentures properly to continue making the most of them. With that in mind, keep reading for 3 tips to maintain them!


Why Should I Replace a Lost Tooth if No One Can See It?

March 21, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

The teeth in the back of the mouth are harder to floss and brush, which makes them more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay. While the loss of one of these teeth will have an adverse effect on a person’s chewing ability, many are hesitant to go through the effort of replacing a tooth that other people aren’t likely to see. Here’s how getting a denture, a dental bridge, or a dental implant can help preserve your oral and overall health.


Looking Good and Feeling Good: How Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence

March 13, 2024

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Lady smiles at dentist

If you live with tooth loss, you may not be terribly happy with your smile when you look in the mirror. Having a smile that’s hard to be proud of can take a significant toll on your self-esteem, which can make you hesitant to go to social events, put yourself out there, and engage with other people in general. Here’s how dental implants can bolster your confidence by replacing missing teeth with beautifully lifelike restorations.


How Tooth Loss Changes the Shape of Your Face

March 1, 2024

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Closeup of a missing tooth

Missing teeth can make it challenging to complete a variety of tasks – including speaking clearly, chewing your food thoroughly, and smiling without feeling self-conscious. However, these issues are just on the surface. The truth is that when you’re missing teeth, the shape of your face completely transforms. Continue reading to learn more about how this happens and what you can do about it.


The Post-Implant Diet: Foods to Skip After Dental Implant Surgery

February 5, 2024

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Man eating foods that should be avoided after dental implants

Dental implants are a dream surgery for many patients. They restore a whole tooth from crown to root and offer many benefits, including eating your favorite foods. However, there is a short period right after surgery where you’ll need to be careful about what you eat. The food you have after dental implant surgery can actually affect your recovery process and the success of your implants. Read on to see which foods you should avoid during your recovery.

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