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RCDC - How to Become a Certified Prosthodonist

Royal College of Dentists of CanadaProsthodonists can work magic. They can replace missing teeth and restore the ones that nature gave you when they have become worn down by time, injury, or disease. Beyond this, they can perform extremely complicated restorations of the mouth as well as treat any number of facial deformities. They are highly skilled professional and well worth their weight in gold...if you find a real one, that is. A disquieting trend is occurring in the industry where certain practitioners are trying to pass themselves off as prosthodonists.

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How to Clean Your Dentures

Cleaning your dentures, keeping them looking fresh and new, is not as difficult as you might imagine. This short article will give you some tips on how to clean your dentures for a friendly smile.

We are often puzzled by the success that some companies claim to achieve in television demonstrations of their denture cleaning products. Little bubbles appear to miraculously remove stain from the surface of the denture while it is immersed in a glass of water containing the magic pill. For too many people, this is not sufficient. So what can one do?

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Xerostomia - 8 Common Causes of Dry Mouth

Dry mouthThe medical name for dryness of the mouth is Xerostomia, and it can be an unpleasant and irritating condition to deal with. What causes dry mouth? We all suffer from occasional symptoms due to stress or dehydration, but if you are experiencing considerably longer and more extreme cases of dry mouth, seeking medical advice is highly recommended.

Here is a list of 8 common causes of Xerostomia:

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Vancouver Denture Services: Comfort and Fit

Do you need dentures and live in Vancouver? Dr. Kirk Sutton provides dentures and denture services throughout Vancouver and its surrounding suburbs.

Dentures are rigid structures that are designed to fit into a very mobile environment. It is very important that dentures are monitored carefully for their comfort and fit with a view to adjusting the dentures before problems occur, rather than tolerating discomfort in the hope that the mouth will adjust to the denture. The mouth may adjust eventually but there will be damage to soft tissues and bone in the process which can be painful and cause even greater problems down the road.

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Dry Mouth Irritation: Available Treatments

One of the most debilitating circumstances to challenge anyone’s quality of life is dryness of the mouth (clinically known as Xerostomia). This condition is characterized by an inability to secrete sufficient saliva to maintain the moistness of the mouth. The lack of lubrication of the tissues, (the cheeks, the tongue, the gums, the floor of the mouth, the palate, soft palate and throat,) results in difficulty speaking, chewing food and swallowing.

The tissues can become sore and abraded - because of friction between tissues that would otherwise slide smoothly over each other or because the limited amount of saliva available may dry out and cause the tissues to stick together - such that efforts at separation cause the tissues to tear and bleed. Infections that would normally be prevented by saliva can now become established.

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