For patient’s with new dentures, difficulties may be encountered within the first 6 to 8 weeks. One of these difficulties is learning to chew satisfactorily. While each person will adapt differently to the next, one must be aware that their physical, mental and oral conditions are individual in nature and may create limitations. So you don’t get discouraged, you need to be aware that this transitional period is to be expected. The facial muscles and the muscles of mastication will often need to learn new memory patterns. Once this pattern becomes automatic, the chewing process will take place without any conscious effort. During this learning period the muscles of the tongue, cheeks and lips must learn what they should do by repetitive training to maintain the dentures in the correct position. Other conditions that can impair comfort and mastication may be due to the absence of saliva. This issue should return to normal in a short time and the salivary glands will accommodate the presence of the dentures. During this early period, you should begin chewing soft foods such as crackers, pasta, soft toast or meats that have been cut into small pieces. Placing the food between the teeth towards the corners of the mouth rather than between the anterior teeth, will make chewing easier and reduce the tendency of the dentures to tip. In general a large percentage of people have minimal difficulty adjusting to new dentures; however, in some cases there may be issues which can be overcome by cost effective techniques such as adhesives or balanced occlusion dentures. Whatever your individual situation or conditions are, we will endeavour to provide the best dentures and ongoing service for your comfort and wellbeing.
Total Denture Care is a Perth based Australian Owned Company that employs local Australians. All our dentures and other dental appliances are made at our own in house laboratory,
Your dentures couldn’t be more Australian.
TDC offers stress free new denture payment plans with no additional fees. Our plans allow you to set and forget your payments – not only does this mean you reduce late payment fees and save time, but you will have peace of mind to focus on more enjoyable things in life.
Our safe direct debit payments can be made using either your credit card or bank account – you can have the confidence that the direct debit system we use adheres to the gold standard in data security.
When its time to start thinking about new dentures and restoring that natural smile, rest assure we have you covered with an option of either a six or 12 month payment plan to suit you.
Total Denture Care not only provides the most honest, reliable and high quality denture & mouthguard services, we now also deliver that service right to your doorstep. Getting dentures or mouth guards has never been so easy with our convenient call out service to your home, aged care facility or sporting club. To relax in the comfort of your own place, simply call for an appointment today – 9317 7777.
Tooth decay and gum disease has now been linked to heart attacks.
The common strain of bacteria “Streptococcus” in dental plaque causes blood clots, which can induce a heart attack when they are released into the blood stream.
Normally, Streptococcus bacteria confines its mischief to the mouth, but sometimes, particularly after a dental procedure or even after a vigorous bout of flossing, the bacteria enter the blood stream. There the immune system usually destroys them but occasionally they can travel to the heart and colonise its tissue, especially the heart valves.
The bacteria can cause endocarditis – inflammation of the heart valves – which can be deadly.