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Denture Sore Mouth (a.k.a. Denture Stomatitis)

Denture Sore Mouth or Denture Stomatitis is characterized by inflammation, irritation, and redness of the oral mucosa covered by a denture bearing surface. While the incidence of complete edentulism is declining, continued growth in the population strongly suggests the rate of edentulism will remain constant or even increase. Thus, denture sore mouth and the need […]

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene month!  At San Diego Prosthodontics, it is our goal to help you attain a healthy smile.  We know that good dental hygiene starts at a young age. Dr. Recksiedler recently visited a local preschool to help educate children about the importance of brushing and flossing.     

Recipes to Try for New Denture Wearers

Recipes to Try for New Denture Wearers Wearing dentures does not mean giving up all your favorite foods. Take heart: The key to learning to live with your new dentures is a bit of creativity and patience—not deprivation. The key is to find new ways of preparing and eating foods you previously included in your diet. […]

Are You Too Old For Dental Implants?

Are You Too Old for Dental Implants? Are you too old for dental implants? It is a common misconception that dental implants are not appropriate for aging patients. The good news is that dental implants can be placed in adult patients of any age as long as there is sufficient bone present to support the […]

How to Choose Your Restorative Dental Specialist

What is the Difference between DDS and DMD? What is the difference between a dentist with DDS after his name and a dentist with DMD after his name? Often, we get asked what the meanings of DDS and DMD are. Is one designation better than the other? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there […]

Five Tips for Better Oral Health

Having more candles on your birthday cake doesn’t have to mean having fewer teeth in your mouth. Though it’s commonly believed that you’ll have to lose your teeth as you age, it’s simply not true. There are some things you can do to maintain excellent oral hygiene and decrease the need for dentures. The teeth […]

Bring a Complete List of Medications to your Dental Appointment

Why is it Important to Bring a Complete List of your Medications to your First Dental Appointment?  In order to provide patients with a comprehensive dental evaluation, it is first necessary for your dentist to review your health history. It is very important to bring a list of your current medications as well as a […]

Implant-Supported Dentures

What is an implant-supported denture ? An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants, while a conventional denture rests on the gums. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. […]

Caring for your Dental Bridge

Caring for Your Dental Bridge             Dental Bridges Need Regular Cleaning When you have a dental bridge, it is very important to keep the adjacent teeth and gums healthy so they can continue to provide support for the bridge. Initially, it may be challenging to keep your bridge and the […]

How Can Dental Implants Reduce Long-term Dental Costs?

Patients who experience tooth loss have a variety of treatment options available to them.   It is important to seek consultation with your prosthodontist to consider all of your options and weigh the long-term benefits s associated with each treatment plan. Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement method that dentists can offer their patients. […]