Category Archives: denture health

Advancements in dental technology are relatively slow by comparison

As we wrap up 2017, we’re reflecting on the past year, our eighth since we got going in 2010. Perhaps surprisingly, not a lot has changed. While rapid advancements in software-related technologies are a given, and physical technologies like prosthetic limbs have advanced significantly, improvements in the dental health field have been minimal. While there has been […]

How safe are denture relines?

We’ve recently received a number of inquiries about the potential toxicity of denture relines, so we figured it’s time for another blog post. What’s a reline? A reline is the procedure used to resurface the tissue side of a denture with new material. It is common to have a denture relined every few years, as […]

Denture adhesive: new year, new goo

If you’ve managed to keep your new year’s resolutions thus far – a whole month into 2016! – congrats on the new year and the “new you.” But if you’re like most of us, your resolutions have started to slide like an old denture. Which brings us to the point of this short blog post: […]

Check us out on Toxic Free Talk Radio

Debra Lynn Dadd, author of Toxic Free and 6 other books on nontoxic living, invited us to speak with her on her radio show, Toxic Free Talk Radio. The hour-long show aired on September 17, 2015 and can be heard on her website. Check it out for an overview of denture toxicity and what we’re doing […]

Even Madonna faces denture stigma

Strange as it may be, we recently published an article on Madonna, the rapper Drake, and dentures. In it we discuss the notion of denture stigma – social stigma against people who wear dentures. We also look at some of the findings from a recent study on denture wearers, humorously named Biting into Denture Care. Some […]

Denture allergy, irritation, pain and other denture problems

Is your denture giving you pain or discomfort? Of the estimated 35 million denture wearers in the United States, rest assured you’re not alone. Many people have experienced discomfort, irritation, pain, inflammation, burning mouth or even allergic reactions from wearing dentures. The bad news may be that your denture is causing you trouble. The good news is […]

Nontoxic dentures

Is there such a thing as a non-toxic denture? This is one of the most common questions we are asked at The toxicity of everyday consumer products is of concern to a growing number of people. From bisphenol-A (BPA) in canned goods and water bottles, to phthalates in children’s toys, to cadmium in jewelry, […]

How can I tell if my denture is safe?

Dentures may leach toxic and allergenic substances. The safety and biocompatibility of a denture may vary widely. Check out these tips to tell if your denture is safe to wear.

65% of dentists are wrong about their dental lab… are you one of them?

We recently wrote for the dental publication Remin on a wild story involving illegal dental laboratories. We used the story as a way to communicate to dentists the importance of looking into the practices of the dental labs they rely on. “In a 2009 American Dental Association member survey, nearly 65% of dentists responded that they […]

Am I allergic to my denture?

Are you concerned you might be allergic to your denture? “Allergic reactions to… resin-based dental materials have been reported. These reactions are mainly denture stomatitis due to allergy to polymethyl methacrylate denture base material” (Moharamzadeh et al., 2009). “Dental patients are exposed to MMA leached from some dental appliances and the effects, at least in […]