Tooth Extractions

Why does a tooth need to be extracted? If a tooth is cracked, split or fractured it will not heal, unlike a broken bone which will heal. What commonly causes a tooth to crack, split or fracture? Some examples may …

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Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a damage that occurs when bacteria in the mouth generate acids in the mouth that eat away at a tooth. This can then lead to a hole in the tooth, which is commonly known as a cavity. …

Treat Gum Disease In Your Residents Early

Prevent Big Potential Problems The early warning signs of gum disease can be painless. However, if gum disease is not diagnosed and treated in time, it can lead to receding gums, bone damage, loss of teeth, and can increase the …

Dry Mouth And Impact On The Resident

When people consider health conditions that may lead to disability and death, they usually think of cancer or heart disease. Rarely do they consider how essential good dental health is for quality of life in the later years. Tooth pain …

Aging, Denture Problems & Solutions

New dentures are custom-made to the shape of the mouth to assure proper fit and retention. Over time, changes in the shape of the mouth due to aging result in dentures no longer fitting comfortably.   “Dentures that don’t fit …