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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Four Denture Problems And How To Fix Them

by Myrtle Banks

When you buy dentures, your dentist may inform you about certain issues that could be a problem. For example, they may tell you about your dentures rubbing or not staying in place throughout the day. These issues could mean that you need to have your dentures repaired or refitted. There are some more common denture problems they may not mention. Here are four of those problems and how you can fix them.

Clicking Dentures

Clicking dentures is a common occurrence for some denture wearers.  This can be a habit that is developed overtime, like clicking your tongue. In most cases it is due to poor fitting dentures. If you just noticed the clicking sound, then you may need to simply have them adjusted or resealed. You may also have an issue where only one part of your dentures, the top or bottom plates, are loose and causing the teeth to click together when your mouth closes.  This can be fixed with an office visit for an adjustment.

Excess Saliva

If you have just started wearing dentures, you may notice an excess amount of saliva. This is a normal response to the dentures. Though it can be annoying, it will pass with time. If the symptoms continue for more than a few weeks, contact your dentist. The placement of your dentures may actually be stimulating your mouth's nerve endings in the same way that food does. This causes saliva to produce, and if your dentures are in that position all the time, you'll have ongoing saliva issues.

Denture Staining

Denture staining is normal if you are a coffee drinker, smoker, or if you eat a diet that is high in pigment like berry based fruit diets. These stains generally come off with whitening toothpaste, denture soaking, or brushing. In some cases, you may notice that your dentures are not getting as clean as they used to. This can be a sign of the enamel on the dentures breaking down. You can easily fix this by having your dentist reapply a coating to the teeth. They can also clean the teeth to remove the stains that you are having difficulty removing.

Angular Cheilitis

Angular cheilitis refers to sores forming at the corners of your mouth. These sores may resemble small white bumps or even fever blisters. In fact, you may have written them off as a fever blister. If they don't begin to clear up, or if you have no other fever blister-associated symptoms, the next step is to check the fit of your dentures. If your dentures are sitting at an odd position or have worn down in spaces, this can cause your mouth to close deeper than normal, which leads to folding on the sides of the mouth. That folding leads to irritation, which leads to the blistering or angular cheilitis.

The key thing to remember when you are having issues with your dentures is to ask yourself how long the issue has been happening. If it is just starting, consider waiting a day or two to see if it clears up. If it doesn't clear up, or if you start having mouth pain, go to your dentist as soon as possible. Denture problems can usually be fixed easily. For more information, contact a business such as The Denture Centre