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By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
September 16, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Your Longwood, FL, dentist just told you that you need dentures and you aren't sure how you feel. Even worse, you feel uncomfortable handling and working with these devices. Thankfully, Dr. Ilya Freyman can help you better understand the different care methods necessary for this treatment method.

Proper Cleaning Your Oral Care Devices

After eating, you need to remove your plates and run water over them to remove food and other debris particles from their surface. This simple step takes only a few seconds and is pretty easy to execute. It shouldn't require too much-specialized attention to achieve, though you will have to make sure you hold them so that the food runs down their sides and not up on top of them. 

Before putting your plates back in your mouth, brush inside of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush and carefully wash every area of your gums. You don't want any excess food particles hanging around in your mouth to damage your oral devices potentially. You also need to brush them very carefully using a simple toothbrush to break apart any debris. After this, they must soak. 

Place your Longwood, FL, dentures in the appropriate cleanser provided by your dentist. They must be soaked overnight in this cleaner to keep them strong and in great shape. Make sure that you rinse their surface off before returning them to your mouth. Doing so will help minimize any gagging or vomiting that may occur due to the soaking solution used for these tools. 

Other Steps

If you want to keep your oral devices strong and secure, it is crucial to take a handful of other steps. These include a myriad of simple options that will help to ensure that you don't have to get replacements sooner than you'd hoped:

  • Visit your dentist regularly to get checked for any potential problems with your device 
  • Avoid harsh toothpaste or strong cleaners not made specifically for these devices 
  • Stay away from boiling water when cleaning and avoid hot drinks
  • Minimize how often you handle them to prevent damage 
  • Get them refit if they do not fit comfortably in your mouth 
  • Use great care when positioning them properly inside of your mouth 

We Can Help!

Are your Longwood, FL, dentures not cutting the mustard for you anymore, and you aren't sure what to do? Why not call Dr. Ilya Freyman right away at 407-260-0224? First, we'll do what we can to help you understand your care options and minimize the impact that poor dental care may have on you. Then, we'll take steps to ensure that your oral devices are strong, secure, and protected.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
November 20, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease  

Because they are without major symptoms, many don't consider themselves candidates for gum disease. Periodontal disease, as it's otherwise known is exceedingly common, affecting half of the adults over 30, and many don't know they have it. There's a lot you can do to help prevent it, but you don't have to do it on your own, get in contact with Dr. Ilya Freyman of Longwood, FL, to find out more.

What to Look For

Gum disease is one of the biggest contributors to tooth loss in adults. Because it is often painless you may not even be aware that you have it. But there are some common symptoms to consider.

If you have consistent bad breath and gums that bleed easily you'll want to consult with your dentist about the possibility that you suffer from gingivitis.

Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease

More visible, and worrisome, symptoms are gums that are red, swollen, and tender. Or if they have pulled away from your teeth, if some of them are loose, or your bite has been altered.

How Your Dentist Can Help

Genetics and certain conditions put you at greater risk of developing gum disease. But good oral health is always a good place to start when it comes to prevention.

At the early stage of the disease, it is still very much reversible. Your first step should be scheduling an appointment with your dentist.

Often it can be eliminated with professional cleaning, as long as it's followed up with daily brushing and flossing. This is because gum disease is caused by plaque, the daily buildup of bacteria that can be eliminated by these healthy oral habits. Habits which should include your twice-yearly visits with your dentist.

If your teeth are crooked and difficult to clean, a professional cleaning can help you. But your dentist may also correct these misaligned teeth through several treatments.

Gum Disease Prevention in Longwood, FL

The earlier you treat gum disease the better your chances of keeping it at bay. So make the call today. Make an appointment with Dr. Ilya Freyman in Longwood, FL, by dialing (407) 260-0224.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
June 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Whether you have just obtained new dentures or are a veteran wearer, you should know—and use—the basics of denture care. Your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, crafts high-quality dentures and can show how to extend their usefulness and your oral comfort and function.

Today's dentures

The world of dental prosthetics has a long and heralded history. In recent years, dentures have improved dramatically in fit and stability with the advent of implant-supported dentures. Along with partial dentures, conventional dentures, and immediate dentures, these artificial teeth restore smiles for millions of people in the US alone.

Cision PR Newswire reports that denture wearers can experience pain, poor digestion, speech issues, and problems with interpersonal relationships if they don't have the right kind of dentures. Improper care just makes matters worse. That's where your Longwood, FL dentist comes in.

As a former lab technician with extensive expertise in dental prosthetics, Dr. Freyman is dedicated to optimizing his patients' denture experiences. He ensures they have the proper denture along with the proper fit and care plan.

Caring for your dentures

It's not difficult—it just takes consistency and attention to detail. Here's how denture care works:

  1. Always take out your dentures at night to allow your mouth to rest. Store them in water and/or a denture soak to keep them clean and to avoid warping.
  2. Gently scrub your dentures with a non-abrasive paste and soft brush to eliminate plaque and tartar build-up. Brush your mouth, and make sure to reach remaining teeth, gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. This freshens your breath and stimulates circulation.
  3. Rinse your dentures with clear water after you clean them and before putting them into your mouth.
  4. See Dr. Freyman every six months for an oral cleaning and check-up. He'll inspect your dentures for wear and fit, and if needed, realign them. Dentures do need periodic relining or replacement as they (and you) age, says the Cleveland Clinic. A proper fit avoids the development of sore spots and infections on the gums
  5. If your denture becomes poor fitting, cracked, or chipped, do not repair it yourself. Dr. Freyman will take care of it.

A great smile

Take care of it with a good denture that's clean and well-fitting. For more information on dentures or for additional advice on their care, contact Dr. Ilya Freyman and his team at our Longwood, FL, office: (407) 260-0224.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
April 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Do you have a gap in your smile due to tooth loss? If so, dental implants offered by your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, can restore your lost teeth and improve your smile.

Dental implants offer a long-lasting restoration option

Dental implants rebuild your lost teeth starting with the roots. During minor oral surgery in Longwood, tiny titanium posts are implanted in your jawbone. These posts soon begin to bond to your jawbone and become a permanent part of your jawbone. The posts will serve as the roots for your new teeth and may never need to be replaced.

In most cases, it takes about three to six months for your titanium implants to fully bond to your jawbone. Bonding is essential because it ensures that your implants are just as strong as the natural roots they replace.

After bonding occurs, your dentist connects dental crowns to the tops of the implants using tiny screws. Dental crowns are synthetic restorations that look just like the visible part of your teeth. They're made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a completely natural appearance.

Implants offer several smile-enhancing benefits

Thanks to your new dental implants, you'll be glad to share your smile with the world once again. In addition to improving your self-esteem and confidence, implants also offer a few other advantages.

For instance, with implants, your jawbone will stay strong and healthy due to the constant stimulation that these restorations produce. Without them, tooth loss can cause jawbone resorption and shrinkage. Resorption can cause facial sagging and may even loosen your other teeth.

Implants also prevent your teeth from changing position due to the gaps in your smile. Drifting teeth can affect your bite, alter the appearance of your smile, and make it more difficult to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth.

Need treatment? Give us a call

Make your smile whole again with dental implants! Call your dentist in Longwood, FL, Dr. Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
February 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

There are several benefits to restoring your smile with dentures. They can be used to replace just a few missing teeth or a full row. Different types of dentures are available to meet your needs. We offer both partial and full dentures at our office in Longwood, where Dr. Ilya Freyman can recommend the right type for you.

Benefits of Dentures

A primary benefit of dentures is that they restore your smile by replacing lost teeth. The additional benefits of dentures stem from eliminating the unwanted side effects that often result when teeth are missing. For example, teeth provide support for facial muscles. Since there is less support when teeth are missing, sagging and drooping of the face can occur. Restoring your smile with dentures also helps restore the natural contours of the face.

Another side effect that sometimes develops as a result of lost teeth is altered speech. As the tongue slips into gaps where teeth are missing, that can affect the way you speak. Filling in the gaps by replacing those lost teeth with dentures can improve speech. Dentures can also take the strain off teeth that had been compensating for missing ones, which helps prevent those teeth from enduring excess wear and tear.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures refer to a type of denture used when there are still some natural teeth. The partial denture fills in the gaps around the natural teeth where other teeth are missing. The two types of partial dentures available include transitional and removable.

Transitional Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture is worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from tooth extraction and is eventually replaced with a removable partial denture.

Removable Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture replaces the transitional one and is meant to be worn long term. Removable partial dentures tend to be more comfortable than transitional as they are made from a lightweight material.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are also called complete dentures and refer to a type of denture used when there are no teeth remaining along an arch. We offer three types of full dentures at our office in Longwood. Our dentist can fit you for one that best suits your needs. Types of full dentures include:

Immediate Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is comparable to the transitional partial denture because it is only worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from extraction. Once the gums heal, this denture will be replaced with a permanent one.

Conventional Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is meant to be worn long term and is custom made for each individual patient to achieve the best fit possible. Conventional dentures conform to the mouth over time for an even better fit.

Implant-Supported Overdentures: This type of full dentures is also worn long term but is held in place by multiple dental implants, which provide added stability.

There are many benefits to be discovered with dentures. We can help you select the right type for your needs. Visit our office in Longwood, FL, to learn more about how dentures can benefit you. Call the office at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Freyman.