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At Eagle Harbor Dental
Our philosophy of dental care is Minimally Invasive Dentistry, which emphasizes an absolute respect for your tooth structure, gums, and supporting bones in the mouth. The goal is to prevent conditions from occurring or progressing through quality dental care and patient education. Let us provide you with the guidance and personalized plan to best ensure your long-term dental health.
Your dentures questions. Answered.
How do you clean dentures?
Just like teeth, dentures should be cleaned thoroughly every day. However, don’t use traditional toothpaste on your dentures as the prosthetics don’t respond to the chemicals in toothpaste the same way that teeth do. Instead, brush them with denture paste using a denture brush or a soft toothbrush.
Do dentures cause pain?
It’s normal to feel a small amount of discomfort the first few days wearing your dentures as it takes time for your gums and tongue to get used to them. This should only be considered a problem if the pain is severe or lasts longer than one month.
Will my dentures look natural?
Dr. Standish has over 40 years of experience sizing and creating natural-looking dental molds for patients. We’ll be able to not only match the correct size of your teeth and mouth but also match the shape of your teeth so that it’s a seamless and natural transition.
Will my dentures affect my speech?
During the sizing process, our dentists will determine how the position of your teeth are already affecting your speech and create your denture mold accordingly. You may still struggle with a few words, but you’ll be back to speaking normally in no time.
In fact, if you’re already missing teeth, dentures will likely improve your speech.
Do you sleep with dentures or take them out?
You should remove your dentures every night, clean them thoroughly, and set them in a container with denture cleaner to soak overnight. This helps mitigate stains and protects your oral health when you put them back in the next day.
When you first get your dentures, it’s common for us to recommend sleeping with them in for the first night, especially if you’ve had teeth extracted the same day that they were placed.
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“The dentist used to be my least favorite place to go, something to be avoided. I have been so blessed to find Dr. Standish & Dr. Kelly. They are phenomenal. The staff is excellent too. I recommend them to anyone looking for a competent, professional, gentle and caring dentist! You will not be disappointed when you go there.”
“I have been a patient of this practice since the early 90’s and they have always done outstanding work. Even though there are many fine dentists in this area, there are none better!”
“Eagle Harbor Dental is so amazing, I have been going there for a while now and I have had a lot of work done recently. Everyone is so friendly and my dental hygienist which I see every time I go is amazing! She always makes me feel so comfortable. Thank you for being so great!”
“I am happy to have found Eagle Harbor Dental, and their great team. My first visit was to outline options for some dental work and they were very thorough in talking through options and next steps.”
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