As tax time approaches, you may be wondering if your denture-related expenses qualify as tax deductible or what documentation you will need to submit.[Read more…] about Claiming Denture-Related Expenses
During the holiday season, many denture wearers put their teeth to the test with plenty of eating, drinking, and socializing.
Here are some ways to avoid the most common causes of holiday-related denture chips and breaks. And if the worst happens, we’ve got some tips for how to survive until the problem can be fixed.[Read more…] about Holiday Denture Problems
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is a condition that can pose various complications to your oral health. If you are also managing multiple healthcare issues, as are many of the senior patients we see each year, your health risks increase.
In this blog post, we outline complications that can arise from diabetes and that affect oral health, as well as what you can do to keep your mouth and dentures healthy.[Read more…] about Denture Care for Diabetics
Regardless of age, many people are missing one or more of their natural teeth. Here is an outline of the health risks posed by missing teeth and the realistic and affordable solutions – including a partial denture – that are available to solve the problem.[Read more…] about The Benefits of a Partial Denture
Many patients on soft food diets complain about weight loss and low energy. These symptoms are usually attributed to a diet high in carbohydrates and empty-calorie foods like potatoes, pasta, and surgery smoothies. The solution? Protein!
Here are some tips to help you find high-protein, easy-to-eat foods.[Read more…] about Prioritize Protein in a Soft Foods Diet
It might sound counterintuitive, but maximizing your dental insurance by using up your benefits before the end of the year can save you money – as well as save you time and help you to avoid dental care problems
If you have dental insurance, here are 6 reasons to consider making the most of your coverage before the end of the year.[Read more…] about 6 Reasons to Use Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends
Have you recently had a tooth extracted, dental implants placed, gum grafting done, or otherwise experienced dental trauma? If so, you may need to follow a soft foods diet.
How can you eat healthy and keep your diet interesting, varied, and protein-rich while on a soft food diet? Here are some tips to help you ensure your easy-to-eat foods are also nourishing.[Read more…] about Get the Most Out of a Soft Foods Diet
Oral malodor, halitosis, bad breath: no matter what you call it, it’s unpleasant and embarrassing. It is also one of the leading reasons that patients seek dental treatment.
Mints, gum, pills, pastes, and other breath “treatments” act mainly as temporary cover-ups. Some “breath busters” can make the problem even worse. So how can oral malodor be treated?[Read more…] about Banish Oral Malodor (Bad Breath)
As anyone who’s just had dental surgery knows, eating while your mouth heals can be difficult. Foods must be soft and easy to eat, but since healing can take a few days or longer, it is also important that you don’t get bored of limited menu options.
Here are some tips for foods to eat after dental surgery that will help you through your post-surgical healing period.[Read more…] about Foods to Eat After Dental Surgery
Ask most patients about their least favourite part of having a denture reline or a new denture made, and chances are they will mention dental impressions.
Impressions are an essential part of the process to create a new denture and reline an existing denture. Unfortunately, when your Denturist puts a dental impression tray in your mouth, both the tray and the viscous impression material oozing in your mouth can cause your gag reflex to engage.[Read more…] about Getting Through Dental Impressions
Whether you’re looking at getting your first denture or you’ve been wearing dentures for years, most patients will experience some difficulty when adapting to dentures. Happily, these problems can be effectively managed and in most cases overcome with patience, time, practice, and proper care and treatment options best suited to your needs.[Read more…] about Adapting to Life with Dentures
Making Dentures Series: Part 2
You have had your denture consultation and now you’re ready to have a new denture made – exciting! So where does your denturist begin? With a dental impression.[Read more…] about Dental Impression: The Foundation of a Custom Denture
Making Dentures Series: Part 1
You think you need a new denture made. Maybe it’s your first denture, or perhaps you have been wearing a denture for some time and think it’s time for a replacement. What’s your first step? Schedule a consultation.[Read more…] about Scheduling a Denture Consultation
The risk presented by COVID-19 caused us to close our office from March 16 to May 24. Now that we are reopening, what are we doing to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and the general public?[Read more…] about COVID-19 and Patient Safety
In March 2020, our clinic and many other businesses temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
When we closed, some of our patients were forced to delay or pause treatment. Since closing, other patients have been unable to resolve various denture-related problems.[Read more…] about Adjusting to the “New Normal”
On May 6, BC’s Premier announced BC’s Restart Plan. This is a phased approach to protect people and ensure that our province will rebound from COVID-19.
Phase 2 of this plan was to begin rolling out in mid-May. This includes the restart of dental services under enhanced protocols as early as May 19. As of today, we are still waiting for those protocols to be announced.
In the meantime, we wanted to provide some information on “enhanced protocols” that will affect denturists and other health-related professionals as BC restarts its economy.[Read more…] about Enhanced Protocols for Reopening
One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is that their complete lower denture is loose. What leads to issues with comfort, looseness, and reliability of a complete lower denture? And what can be done to improve things?[Read more…] about Why Is My Lower Denture Loose?
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is how long will my new denture last. Sadly, a denture will not last forever – 5 to 7 years on average – but perhaps not for the reasons you think.[Read more…] about How long will my denture last?
March is National Nutrition Month
According to a 2017 report, people who are fully edentulous (missing all of their teeth) are at risk of experiencing nutrient deficiencies.
What is nutrient deficiency? What contributes to it when it comes to denture wearers? And what can you do to prevent this from happening?[Read more…] about Nutrient Deficiency in Denture Wearers