We also specialize in catering to elderly patients and are experienced in the various challenges that arise as we age such as a person required to take certain medications may experience side effects that cause dry mouth or teeth grinding. Or, someone who has arthritis may have a difficult time brushing or flossing. Others might not have seen a dentist in years because their teeth have grown more sensitive and want to avoid the pain of visiting the dentist. Rest assured, at Oakwest Dental we are compassionate, patient, and gentle with all our patients.
Dentures are the number one solution when your original teeth need to be extracted. The dentist will take an impression of your existing teeth and gums prior to extraction in order to duplicate the appearance of your original teeth. The opportunity for improvements is also available if you’d like to make changes. Once extraction is complete, your new dentures are immediately fitted during the healing period to avoid being without teeth. There are many benefits to having dentures including a more youthful appearance, the ability to enjoy certain foods, improve digestion, better speech and improved confidence.
Whether you wear dentures or are exploring your options, speak to Dr. Murray Yull and he can assist you with any questions you might have.
The dentures are made from high quality acrylic and over time will lose the smooth shiny surface due to brushing and from eating certain foods. You should return to Oakwest Dental every 6 months for plaque and stain removal of your dentures as well as mouth and gum examinations.
As you age, your mouth changes and dentures may need to be relined every 2 to 3 years and replaced every 5 to 6 years to ensure comfort and optimal functionality. Dr. Murray Yull will check to make sure your dentures fit properly, examine the mouth and gums for irritation and inspect the dentures for wear and tear.
Before your child’s first appointment to the dentist, we encourage you to tell them about their upcoming visit in a positive manner. A great way to explain what to expect is to read children’s books to them that describe a visit to the dentist. It is also important to convey good feelings about the dentist, how it’s a part of growing up and how much they are going to learn about making their smile nice and sparkly!
Various dental studies have shown that it is beneficial to book early morning appointments for youngsters because this is the time they are most revitalized and more accepting of new experiences.
When your child comes in for their first visit we like to take the time to give them a tour of the office and introduce them to the staff. For children aged 2-3 and up, we recommend an oral examination and a dental cleaning. X-rays are taken once all four 6-year molars are grown. To help youngsters with the process, we like to praise them throughout the visit to increase their comfort level. It is a normal reaction for a child to get upset or cry when they are afraid of anything new, so not to worry if this happens. Remember, we are here to help. We recommend that your child be seen by the dentist every six months to maintain optimal oral health.
Children are prone to accidents and injury, so if your child requires emergency dental treatment please call the office, so we can see your child immediately. For additional resources on your child’s dental health: