Thursday, July 31, 2014
The gentle dentist husband-and-wife team of Dr. Randy Farmer and Dr. Isabelle Farmer are championing the dental innovation called the Strickland Facelift DenturesTM, which are available at their practice, Houston Smile Docs. Together with denture wearers, the dentists believe that comfort, durability, and appearance are top priorities when selecting teeth replacements. There is a rapidly growing number of Americans wearing dentures, according to a Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry study led by CW Douglass. There were 35.4 million denture wearers in 2002 – about 17% of the US population. The study projects an increase to 37.9 million wearers by 2020. Even though there was a 10% decline in edentulism (total tooth loss) over the past 30 years, an estimated 79% increase in the adult population older than 55 years old will offset the downturn.
Monday, July 7, 2014
"To come up with dentures that will fit you just right, your dentist will first assess the structure of your teeth and gums, and then get an impression, so the entire process could take a couple of weeks. When everything goes right, your dentures can last for as long as 10 years. However, over the course of such a long time, it’s inevitable that your oral structure will change, and your dentures will need to be relined or remade – which is why established dental practices like Houston Smile Docs opt to use extreme makeover dentures. Extreme Makeover Dentures – Your Reason to Smile “Extreme Makeover Dentures” is a term used by many dental practices to describe either of the many procedures and systems that allow patients to look good while sporting dentures. Some of these include the Denture-Lock™ and Strickland Facelift Dentures™. Below are some facts you might want to know about the latter."
Saturday, July 5, 2014
"Whether it’s an accident in H-Town or poor dental care that left you with a few or several missing teeth, chances are you’ll be needing perfect-fit dentures in Houston made by dental practices like Houston Smile Docs. You should know that you primarily have two options: partial or full dentures. Here are some basic facts that you should know about using either one: Dentures and Insurance Before getting to the root of the matter, first ask yourself about getting financial aid for your dentures, since the treatment can be costly. Ask your insurance provider if you can have the cost of your dental appointment and the denture itself covered – make sure to carefully look into your policy to avoid getting into insurance pitfalls."
Thursday, July 3, 2014
"Gum disease affects much more than just your oral health – the bacteria causing it can spread all throughout your body, keeping your immune system locked in a battle that leaves you vulnerable to many other illnesses. If you don’t want gum problems to significantly affect your daily life in the Space City, you should practice proper dental hygiene and as scheduled, have a reputable dentist in Houston check your gums and teeth for developing issues. Numbers If you aren’t too keen on your gum’s health, the statistics below, mentioned in the Colgate Professional website, should get you thinking: “On average, more than 500 species of bacteria live in your mouth. Some of these bacteria are beneficial, while others under the right conditions can cause disease. Living a healthy lifestyle helps you keep the harmful bacteria under control. Not taking care of your overall health and your teeth and gums can cause an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, which may lead to serious health p