Monthly Archives: September 2009

Permanent Dentures Cost in the US and Malaysia

Permanent dentures © Impact Lab

Permanent dentures © Impact Lab

With the advancement of today’s technology, many people are turning to permanent dentures to fill in the missing gaps in their mouth.

Permanent dentures would include fixed dental prosthesis (dental bridge) and implant-supported prosthesis which are artificial substitutes that are not readily removable from the mouth. Closely resembling real teeth, they will result in a very naturalistic look.

A poor, unattractive dentition can be transformed into a comfortable, functional dentition that can last for years to come. Though however attractive they may be, permanent dentures do come with a price. Continue reading

Clean Denture Better with Ultrasonic Denture Cleaner

Ultrasonic denture cleaner

Cleaning dentures is not an easy task as they have small crevices and cracks that trap stains. If they are not properly cleaned sometimes tartar might build up as well. This is why you can try to clean your denture with an ultrasonic denture cleaner. Continue reading

Causes of Gum Swellings and Lumps Part2

Continued from Part1.

8)      Giant cell tumor

Giant Cell Tumor

Smooth-surfaced peripheral giant-cell granuloma

A giant cell tumor is one that is made up of a large number of benign (non-cancerous) cells that form an aggressive tumor. Also called peripheral giant cell granuloma, it usually forms as a response to trauma or some chronic inflammatory process.

Management: Surgical removal of tumor and removal of possible causative factors to avoid reoccurrence. Continue reading

Causes of Gum Swellings and Lumps Part1

Swollen Gums ©

Swollen Gums ©

Lumps and swelling in the mouth is common and easily detected by our tongue. Most would choose to ignore them but some would examine their mouths out of curiosity and some through fear (perhaps of the thought of ‘mouth cancer’). Many different conditions may present as oral lumps and swellings so try not to jump into any conclusions until you get a confirmation from your dentist.

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Laser teeth whitening in Sydney and Melbourne Australia

Laser teeth whitening Sydney

Laser teeth whitening Sydney

Teeth whitening is a very sought after cosmetic procedure and looking for a suitable dentist may be tricky. In this article, we’ll bring you a complete guide to laser teeth whitening in Sydney and Melbourne.

Looking for a laser teeth whitening dentist in Sydney and Melbourne Australia?

There are several methods to which you can use to successfully locate a suitable dentist. The internet, for instance, provides a large range of information which can help you find a dentist that suits your needs. Search engines such as Google or Bing with keywords such as laser teeth whitening Sydney or laser teeth whitening Melbourne are very useful in locating dentists. In Australia, below are are several useful sites that provides a dentist database which allows you to easily search for dentists near your area.

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Causes of Red, White or Pigmented Gums

Healthy gums ©

Healthy gums ©

Healthy gums are firm, pale pink, scalloped around each tooth with sharp knife edge ends in between the adjacent teeth. Although “coral pink” or “salmon pink” is the color indication for healthy gums in textbooks, racial pigmentation caused by melanin can make the gums appear darker. Mainly seen in African or Asian heritage, it can be seen in individuals of Mediterranean descent or even sometimes in light-skinned people. Due to the fact that gum color can vary between people, the uniformity of color is of more importance than the actual color itself. However if your gums are in other colors like red, white or black, they can indicate gum inflammation (gingivitis) or pathology. Continue reading

Types of denture cleansers and how to use them

Denture cleansers are also known as denture cleaners. They come in tablet, solution and wipes form. They are important in denture cleaning regime because they aid in cleaning tough stains which is hard to reach with normal brushing alone. Some denture cleansers claimed they can remove plaque, tartar and whiten the denture. Continue reading

Ways of caring for dentures

Denture care Picture taken from

Denture care Picture taken from

Denture is a plastic plate coupled with artificial teeth that you place inside your mouth to replace missing teeth. It is a removable item therefore stringent care is required to ensure its longevity.

How to care for dentures?

Do not wear denture to sleep.

  • Wearing denture the whole day results in constant pressure on your gums and oral mucosa.
  • Leaving it out allows your gums to return to its normal position and rest.
  • Without denture in place, the saliva is able to perform its antibacterial effect to maintain a good oral environment.
  • You are advised to leave your denture out when you are not using them. Continue reading

All about gum disease Part 2

f) Periodontal abscess

acute periodontal abscess.Image taken from

Periodontal abscess.Image taken from

Periodontal abscess always happen in people who have existing periodontitis that is advanced enough to have resulted in some loss of bone around the root of the tooth. While abscesses usually spontaneously occur in patients with untreated periodontitis, it is more common in periodontitis patients with a systemic disease such as diabetes. Sometimes, severe periodontal infection can spread under lower jaw and down into neck.

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All about gum disease Part 1

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is the disorders of supporting tissue of teeth which will result in ultimate tooth loss if left untreated, but there are several ways to both treat and prevent them. It can be divided into two major stages: gingivitis (gingival disease) and periodontitis (periodontal disease).

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