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what's it like to wear a removable partial denture? how can i ensure they stay clean so i have good oral hygiene?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Adjustment phase: A partial is a removable prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. There is usually an adjustment phase as this is not what the body is used to and may require some adjustments as the device is fabricated on a plaster model which has no moving muscles or gum tissues.

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What can I do to ensure the cleanliness of my drinking water when I am traveling?

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Water safety: Good question! limit yourself to bottled water, ask for good local brand, sometimes drinking water warm versus cold can kill lots of parasites. You can boil your water, let the sediment sink, decant water into new container and then drink. Avoid asking for ice in your drinks as many times made from unsterile water. Careful also with salads and fruits. If camping you may use portable tablets. Best!
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How can I prevent some of the social consequences of getting dentures?

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Preventative is key!: I'm sure you know taking care of your teeth and not losing your teeth is the best solution. But if you have dentures, it's important that they fit well, maintain, function, as well as being esthetically pleasing. Dentures can be made where most people may not realize you are wearing a denture so make sure you look into this option. Keeping them clean is also important to minimize staining.
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How can I ensure 1/2lpm o2 flow to a trach when using >12ft tubing? Or should I cut the tubing?

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