In our opinion, one of the most innovative trends in modern dentistry is the dental implant. Dental implants are medical devices that are surgically inserted in the jawbone. While they provide support for crowns, bridges, or dentures, they also help to keep the jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss, keep adjacent teeth stable, and preserve the health of surrounding bone and gums.[Read more…] about Implant Care & Maintenance
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
Further to our post earlier this month, here are some tips to assist you in maintaining your loved one’s good denture and oral health.[Read more…] about Denture Care for Alzheimer’s Patients (part 2)
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
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)
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
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
When a person has Alzheimer’s, appointments with health and dental care practitioners are inevitable. However, those appointments also cause disruption to routines that are often calming for persons with dementia.[Read more…] about When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s – Planning for appointment success
Dental insurance is an investment in your oral health. And like most investments, you want to make sure you get a good return from it.[Read more…] about 5 Ways to Maximize Dental Insurance Coverage
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
If you are caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s, the job of communicating what your loved one needs to feel comfortable may fall to you. The more you can share with your Denturist about how to reduce your loved one’s anxiety, the better they can provide a positive and productive appointment experience.[Read more…] about When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s – Communication with denture clinic staff
Once you have your denture, you can forget about it, right? Wrong! Annual checkups are needed to keep you healthy, comfortable, and smiling.[Read more…] about Annual Checkups Will Keep You Smiling
You had planned for everything – except that denture emergency during Christmas dinner.[Read more…] about Holiday Denture Care
All denture patients will experience it: that day when you realize your denture has become loose.[Read more…] about How Bone Loss Affects Denture Fit