New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
33 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Albern
New Member


Date Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 3/29/2013 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I got a fruit which help to whitening your teeth, yes its the straberries. No doubt they are good in taste but berries also have tooth whitening agents in them. You can benefit from the tooth whitening components of the fruits by rubbing some berries to your tooth. However, brush your tooth after following this home remedy for tooth whitening to prevent your tooth from suffering from side effects of acids and sugars in the fruits.

Post Edited By Moderator (Traveler) : 4/22/2013 7:41:36 PM (GMT-6)


Bella33
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 478
   Posted 4/22/2013 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My poor mom had 9 teeth removed, 7 filllings, a bridge removed, and 2 crowns added.  The cost was astronomical since we do not have insurance and did not want to wait until there was an opening at the teaching hospital. She was sedated for the whole 3 hour procedure and did not wake up until 20 hours later.  She is now almost bald in the mouth and I do not know what to do next.  The dentist suggested dentures but I don't know how cooperative my mom will be to let me put them on and off her and not to mention the extra work I will have in cleaning them in addition to her remaining teeth.  She never opens her mouth wide enough as it is just to brush them.
 
Bridge implant would be my ideal solution but that is more $$$$ and she will have to be put under again and the wait is endless just to see if it will take.  Why is dental advancement so..... NOT advanced????
 
 

Traveler
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 35853
   Posted 4/22/2013 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Albern,
No one is allowed to advertise on this site, so I removed the advertisement from your post. Please read the rules before posting again so that you can comply with them - you agreed to them when you joined.
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease.

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

Questions about what I've posted or just have questions? Please email me!!! Click on the blue envelope under my screen name

hobb99
New Member


Date Joined May 2013
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/9/2013 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
So first thing first. Does people with dementia just don't get their teeth cleaned or fixed? My poor mom has that look you see of women in their 90's with no teeth because she has quite a few missing in the front area. Implants are out because they are very complicated and also take too long and painful I heard.

Bella33
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 478
   Posted 6/18/2013 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom got partial dentures yesterday. She does not object to them since she hasn't tried to removed them with her fingers but... she is doing it with her tongue which resulted in the bottom partials coming off on the side. What can I do? I tried them on myself and they are SO heavy. Who invented these things and why haven't they improved over the years. I know about the Valplast but the dentist said it was not beneficial for my mom so we went with the old fashion metal ones.

Does anyone wear partial metal dentures? How do you get used to them if at all? I feel so bad for my mom and for me to have to clean them like crazy. All her food is stuck on them and under them. It's really gross.

Red_34
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23547
   Posted 6/20/2013 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
How were they not beneficial to your mom? I think that a dentist would make them as easy as possible, especially for a dementia patient. I don't have dentures but I couldn't imagine having metal ones...even partials.
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma, Alzheimer's, IBS, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC '92 - meds: Colazal, Remicade (6mp discontinued due to neuropathy)*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, IBS, Diverticuliar Disease, Fibro, Sacroiilitis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

Bella33
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 478
   Posted 6/20/2013 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Valplast is a thinner flexible material and they break easier. I told the dentist that my mom grinds her teeth at times so that was another red flag to not get them. In the future when and if she looses more teeth due to decay or what not then the metal dentures can be redone to add more teeth. I was pushing for them at the beginning but she said they are just too fragile.

I'm just having a hell of a time putting them on and taking them off. My mom bites me each time and my fingers are like pin cushions now. She even bites them as I am adjusting them in her mouth. If she had the Valplast then I'm sure they would be in pieces by now.

It's different when it's your own teeth. You open your mouth wide and take them off to rinse out after you eat and put them back on because you are aware of what you are doing. When I do it for my mom it's a constant struggle and very time consuming. To make matters worse I have no idea if I'm even doing it right since she doesn't tell me if it's uncomfortable or is.

I always thought they would clamp on the sides like a tupper wear cover but instead they are hooks that comes off just like that or they seem to be clawing at the gums and looks painful.

Bella33
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 478
   Posted 6/26/2013 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Does she have diabetes? Is that why the dentist won't give her false teeth because he would have to extract the old ones first? Sounds like she has gum disease. Rinsing with salt water is an old method to help with inflammation but unless the teeth are removed I don't see how the pain will go away and not risk an infection which she probably already has.

Maybe you need to shop around and find her another dentist. It took me about 5 before an oral surgeon was willing to work on my mom but he was very expensive.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
33 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:56 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,883,680 posts in 316,456 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 157542 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, BridportJohn.
427 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
alephnull, Erichardson234, Alcie, Michelejc, Bobbiesan, Wilderness, Terry's Cellar, J24O90, gypsyfp, Union98, BridportJohn, rpgdancer, iPoop


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer