I am proud to say that I have all my own teeth at the age of 65. While that may not sound unusual to some people, everyone in my family who is my age or older wears dentures. I always tell people that that flossing is the key to good dental health. I have arthritis in my hands, but I don't let it keep me from flossing every day. My trick is to use those little "flossers" you can buy at the drug store. They have plastic handles floss stretched out on top of the handle. These make flossing easier on days when my arthritis is acting up. I started this blog to let other people know that they can keep their teeth healthy into old age when they take care of them. If you have hand pain, find ways to make flossing easier, like I did.
4 January 2023
Missing teeth can be problematic if left unattended since they can cause gum diseases, teeth shifting, changes in facial structure, and difficulty speaking and chewing. Therefore, those with gaps in their mouth should consider getting teeth replacement options such as dental implants. This article will answer patients' frequent questions about these teeth replacement options. 1. Is the Surgery Painful? Most candidates for implant surgery get scared about the level of pain they will feel when they learn that the treatment involves inserting artificial teeth into the jawbone.