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Prostate Cancer – What Are the Signs?



Treatment for prostate cancer

The fourth most common type of cancer in the world and the second most common cancer in men, more than 1.3 million people were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 alone. Whilst the survival rate for prostate cancer is relatively high, the impact of a diagnosis can have lasting effects on a person, despite the fact prostate cancer is not linked to preventable causes.

Treatment for prostate cancer commonly includes proton beam therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. The effectiveness of these treatments will depend on the stage at which prostate cancer is detected. Like all cancers, the earlier you catch it, the higher your chances of beating it, and that makes knowing the symptoms all the more important.

So, what are the signs of prostate cancer?


The odds of you detecting that you have prostate cancer are made lower by the fact that symptoms do not usually show until the tumor has grown big enough that it puts pressure on the urethra. When this happens, you may experience the feeling of needing to pee far more frequently than you normally would, especially during the night.

If you have a large prostate tumor growth, you may also feel like you need to pee at a moment’s notice. On the other end of the spectrum, you may notice that it takes you a long time to get started peeing, or that you find yourself straining to pee.

When you do have a pee, a weak flow or blood in your urine could be signs of prostate cancer, and can the feeling of not quite emptying your bladder no matter how much you go to the toilet.


Men in the late stages of prostate cancer often report unexplained weight loss due to a loss of appetite or nausea. This usually a sign of more advanced prostate cancer, but given how elusive the symptoms can be, weight loss can be the only indication some men get that something isn’t quite right.


A symptom commonly reported in men with prostate cancer is blood in their semen. This is something that should always be investigated as it could be due to a range of causes, but it’s frequently linked to prostate cancer.

In addition to this, some men with prostate cancer report experiencing sudden erectile dysfunction in the form of struggling to get an erection or to maintain an erection.


Advanced prostate cancer may make itself known by inflicting pain in a range of areas, including the back, hips and pelvis. This is a sign the prostate cancer has spread to other parts of the body and this makes it much harder to treat compared to it being in one localized spot.

Pain in these areas is quite common and can be an indication of any number of health problems, but it’s always worth getting it checked out by your doctor just to be safe.

Who’s Most at Risk?

As mentioned, prostate cancer is not caused by external factors, but there are certain groups of men who are more likely to get it. Those over the age of 50 and with male relatives who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are at a higher risk, as are black African men. Certain genes can make a person more likely to develop prostate cancer; for example, men with the BRCA2 gene are five times more likely to suffer with the disease. In addition, men who are overweight or largely inactive are at a higher risk of developing not just prostate cancer, but the more advanced type of the disease at that.

If you experience any of the above symptoms – especially if you realize you’re in the higher risk group – seek medical advice from your GP as soon as you can.

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Support Your Sleep Position Needs




People often make the mistake of assuming that a pillow is as good as any other and that you can make do with whatever you find in store shelves. Not to say that you cannot find any quality pillows in stores since there obviously are, but you need to first choose pillows according to your sleep position as opposed to personal preferences. Read my pillow reviews from similar sleeping customers.

Back Sleepers

People that sleep on the back are already starting to fall into natural spine alignment, which means that the ideal pillow for them should properly hold the head level with the shoulders with support under the neck that allows the soft tissues to relax properly. The best support for back sleepers is provided by thinner and more contouring pillows.

Pillows that are either too soft or thin may permit the falling back of the head too far, while those that are too lofty or thick tend to shift the head forward, creating obstructions in the airways along with pressure points along the back of the head. Unfortunately, this poor posture tends to create stress through the shoulders and into the lower back.

Side Sleepers

People that sleep on the side have a very healthy position to be sleeping in, but need to take care to keep the weight and curves of the body properly supported to ensure proper spinal alignment.

Pillows are highly influential to side sleepers and thicker, gusseted, and more supportive pillows are usually worth considering to keep the head lifted and level between the shoulders, along with supporting the neck due to the gap left between the head and shoulders.

Stomach Sleepers

People that sleep on the stomach don’t always technically need a pillow because they have already elongated the spine through the length of their body. The issue with stomach sleeping is that no matter how much the body is supported, spinal alignment will almost always be compromised due to the turn of the neck and head, or even the end of the knee and hip to the side.

Stomach sleepers still need the comfort of a pillow and very thin and soft, contouring pillows can be ideal options for such people to help support the head and neck without the need to lift it too far. Stomach sleepers can support the upper body and shoulders or may even sleep in a stomach and side hybridized position to relieve stress off the lower back. Thin, soft pillows can help with that.

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Chicken Recipes for Dinner




What’s for dinner? The age-old question. To make dinner, or to not make dinner. First time home cooks are often daunted by the thought of cooking their first meat dish, for fear of serving a bad meal, or worse, an undercooked meal. Here is a no-fail recipe that only requires a few ingredients and even fewer steps.

Chicken can be cooked or baked, savory or sweet, roasted over a spitting fire, or tossed into a hearty stew. Whichever unique way you choose to cook this dish, one thing can be guaranteed; it’s delicious! Here is a simple chicken recipe that anyone, regardless of skill level, will be able to cook.

For this recipe, I like to pick up one or two packages of raw chicken tenderloins. These are smaller and bake faster in the oven. I find most people typically go for chicken breast, but I find those large chunks of chicken take considerably longer to bake and this recipe is all about simplicity. If you need more chicken recipes, check out Corrie cooks.

One ingredient you absolutely must have is olive oil. I prefer to use extra virgin olive oil, but a light olive oil would work just as well if you’re trying to cut calories. Olive oil is the magic ingredient in this recipe. The next thing you’ll want to collect is 2-6 of your favorite spices. You can go as simple as salt and pepper, of course, but I like to add a little more flavor to my chicken. Here is a shortlist of dried spices and rubs I have incorporated into this recipe, though not at all once!

-Salt & Pepper
-Garlic (minced or powder depending on your level of garlic addiction)
-Onion Powder
-Red Pepper Flakes (if you’ve got a spicy-tooth)
-Herbs da Providence
-Italian Seasoning

Just to name a few. First, preheat your oven to 375°F. You’re going to start by quickly rinsing your chicken tenderloins. Pour just a little of the olive oil into the bottom of your pan; I find glass casserole dishes work best. Lay the tenderloins upside down (whichever way you deem to be the “bottom”) and try not to let them touch. This helps keep them from sticking to each other as they bake. For the “bottom” of the tenderloins, I keep it simple, just a dusting of salt and pepper. Now flip them over so they are “right side up” again. The trick to getting great tasting chicken, I’ve found, is to rub all of your spices in. Start with whatever spice is closest to you. Give a good dusting and then rub it in for two to three seconds. Each time you sprinkle a new spice on the tenderloins be sure to rub it in. The last spice I add is salt and pepper; just a quick dusting over each tenderloin. We don’t want the chicken too salty as we want the flavors of the spices to shine. Once you’ve added all of the spices it’s time to use that magic ingredient – olive oil! Pour a little olive oil into the palm of your hand, hover over the tenderloins, and slowly pour over individual tenderloin, then gently press the olive oil in. I usually just pick up each tenderloin to ensure an even coating of olive oil. The reason for this is the olive oil helps lock in all those delicious spices amping up that flavor profile. It also keeps the chicken from drying out during the baking process which is a common mistake a lot of new home cooks make. No one likes dry chicken.

Once all of the tenderloins have been sufficiently spiced and oiled, it is time to put the chicken in the oven. Bake at 375°F for about 40-50 minutes. I typically take them out at the 40-45-minute mark and cut one of the tenderloins in half. If the fluid is clear and the chicken has no pink left, it is done!

With just a few quick steps you’ve turned boring chicken into a dinner favorite!


No Fail Chicken Dinner

– ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
– ¼ teaspoon onion powder
– ¼ teaspoon dried basil
– ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
– Salt & pepper to taste
– ½ cup of olive oil (plus a little extra for the pan)
– 1 to 2 packages of chicken tenderloin (packages typically come with 6-8 tenderloins)

1.) Preheat oven to 375°F
2.) Coat bottom of pan with olive oil
3.) Lay tenderloins in pan so they do not touch and are “upside down”
4.) Give each tenderloin bottom a dusting of salt and pepper, turn right side up
5.) Sprinkle each tenderloin with equal parts garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil and dried Italian seasoning, being sure to rub each spice in.
6.) Quick dusting of salt & pepper
7.) Drizzle olive oil over each tenderloin and rub or press into each individual tenderloin to be sure each is coated evenly and thoroughly.
8.) Bake at 375°F for 40-50 minutes until cooked through, checking chicken by cutting one in half, making sure no pink is left.


Simple Baked Chicken


– Cooking spray, or olive oil
– 2 cups rice of choice
– 1 (10.5-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
– 1 (10.5-oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
– 1 cup water
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
– Kosher salt
– Freshly ground black pepper
– 1 (1-oz.) package onion soup mix
– Freshly chopped chives for garnish (optional)

1.) Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly pour olive oil into the bottom of your baking pan. I recommend a 9-12-inch glass baking dish.

2.) In a large bowl mix together your uncooked rice, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, water, and oregano. Once this is well combined pour this mixture into your baking dish. 

3.) Season chicken with salt and pepper then place on top of rice mixture. Try not to let the chicken breasts touch as they may stick together as they bake. Sprinkle onion soup mix over chicken then cover with aluminum foil and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (no pink) and rice is tender.

Garnish with chives before serving.

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Treatment of hemorrhoids in women




Hemorrhoids are painful enlargement of the cavernous cavities of the venous plexus of the rectum. These cavities are filled with blood when straining, performing the function of a kind of “pillow” that protects tissues from the traumatic effects of solid feces during the act of defecation.

Hemorrhoids are an urgent problem of mankind, about 60% of the Earth’s citizens suffer at least one episode of painful enlargement of hemorrhoids during their life. I must say that this percentage is much higher in countries that are commonly called civilized.

Anatomically distinguish between internal hemorrhoids – hemorrhoids in the distal (terminal) rectum, and external hemorrhoids, when the nodes are located outside in the anal area.

By the nature of the course, hemorrhoids are acute, associated with thrombosis of hemorrhoidal veins, and chronic – caused by the constant overflow of distended veins with blood.

The reasons for the development of hemorrhoids in women

Chronic hemorrhoids in women, as a rule, develop after 30 years, with age, the risk of developing the disease increases. Women suffer from enlarged hemorrhoidal veins four times less often than men. However, the risk increases in the presence of resolving factors:
• chronic constipation;
• prolonged sitting on the toilet;
• obesity;
• sedentary work, sedentary lifestyle;
• diseases occurring with chronic cough;
• diseases of the pelvic organs.

The typical cause of acute hemorrhoids in women is pregnancy or childbirth. In such cases, adequate conservative treatment leads to the disappearance of the problem. However, if the therapy was untimely or inaccurate, the disease becomes chronic.

Symptoms of the acute form of the disease

Symptoms of acute hemorrhoids in young women are most often associated with pregnancy or childbirth. The appearance of an enlarged hemorrhoid in the first trimester of pregnancy is preceded by constipation characteristic of this period.

Acute dilatation of hemorrhoidal veins manifests itself as a sharp pain that becomes unbearable during bowel movements. In addition, the pain syndrome can increase during walking, as well as with an increase in intra-abdominal pressure during straining, coughing, laughing, hiccups.

Another characteristic symptom of the acute form of the disease is bleeding from the dilated veins of the rectum. This symptom manifests itself with fresh blood on the surface of the feces.

Often, hemorrhoids in women are combined with an anal fissure. In such cases, blood stains on toilet paper and on underwear appear even more often after a bowel movement.

One important thing to mention here is: many people confuse anal skin tags as anal fissure or something like that. But they are not that serious. You can easily shrink hemorrhoid skin tags at home.

Stages of development of chronic pathology

In chronic hemorrhoids, the pain syndrome is much weaker. Often, the only signs of chronic pathology are itching around the anus and blood from time to time appearing on the surface of the stool.

The stages of development of internal hemorrhoids differ with the help of the most objective symptom – the degree of stretching of the dilated veins:
I. The hemorrhoid is constantly in the intestinal cavity
II. The knot falls out when straining and adjusts back on its own
III. The patient has to set the knot with his hands
IV. One or more hemorrhoids are constantly outside and cannot be corrected

At any stage, thrombosis of the enlarged veins of the rectum may occur, in which case a pronounced pain syndrome characteristic of an acute attack occurs.

With a prolonged course of the disease, the risk of complications (anemia, neurasthenia, anal fissure, etc.) increases.

Diagnostics and choice of treatment tactics

Hemorrhoids are diagnosed by a proctologist using a digital examination. Symptoms such as bleeding, pain, foreign body sensation in the rectum are found in cancer, as well as in other pathologies of the lower intestine.

Therefore, the general list of examinations may include sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, as well as laboratory tests.

At the final stage of diagnosis, treatment tactics are selected. Acute hemorrhoids are treated conservatively, and in case of a chronic form of the disease, they turn to surgery, giving preference to minimally invasive methods of treatment.

An exception is made when the operation is temporarily contraindicated. In women, this is pregnancy, the postpartum period, as well as situations when it is necessary to stabilize the general condition of the patient. This situation can occur in acute infections or during exacerbation of severe chronic diseases.

Methods for treating hemorrhoids without surgery

Conservative treatment of painfully enlarged hemorrhoids should be carried out in a comprehensive manner, influencing all the factors that contribute to the development of the disease. Stool should be normalized, because constipation and diarrhea equally traumatize the inflamed node.

If the cause of hemorrhoids is an attack of diarrhea, every effort is made to heal from the disease that caused the stool disorder. Constipation is fought with a diet that includes a large amount of dietary fiber (prunes, dried apricots, oranges, apples). With a persistent course of constipation, mild laxatives (duphalac) are prescribed.

In order not to irritate the intestines, spices, salt, vinegar, smoked foods, as well as carbonated drinks and alcohol are excluded from the diet.

The pain intensifies the spasm of the internal sphincter, which contributes to the congestion of blood in the veins. To relieve pain and spasm, use warm baths with potassium permanganate or herbal decoctions.

As a drug therapy, pain relievers, antispasmodics, blood-thinning drugs, as well as drugs that promote tissue regeneration are prescribed. The advantage is given to “local” therapy: with the external location of the nodes, ointments are used, with the internal – candles.

Attention! Prescription of drugs depends on the location of the hemorrhoid, the stage of development of the disease, the phase of the process, the presence of concomitant diseases and the general condition of the body. Therefore, we recommend not to self-medicate, but to consult a doctor in a timely manner.

Radical treatment of pathology

Minimally invasive methods

Doctors treat chronic hemorrhoids with surgical methods. At the initial stages of the development of the disease, preference is given to minimally invasive techniques, which are carried out on an outpatient basis (without placing the patient in a hospital) and provide for a short rehabilitation period.

An important advantage of low-traumatic operations is a short list of contraindications.
The list of methods that are suitable for most patients includes:
• sclerotherapy (injection of substances into the dilated veins that cause the walls of the dilated veins to “weld”);
• infrared coagulation (cauterization of the leg of the node);
• ligation of the internal hemorrhoid with latex rings.

Sclerotherapy and infrared coagulation are used at stages I – II of the development of internal hemorrhoids. The effectiveness of these methods at stage I is 85%, and at stage II – about 72%. If the knot is ligated with latex rings, the efficiency is greater than 93%.

Hemorrhoidectomy operation

Hemorrhoidectomy is the removal of enlarged hemorrhoids by surgical methods, that is, with a scalpel.

Such treatment must be carried out in a hospital. The rehabilitation period is much longer and is worse tolerated by patients. Therefore, surgical removal of nodes is carried out only in the last stages of the disease, when minimally invasive techniques are no longer effective.

Hemorrhoidectomy can be combined with dearterization of hemorrhoids under ultrasound control. This method is often used for stage III internal hemorrhoids.

The choice of the method of surgical intervention depends on the number of enlarged nodes, their location, as well as the presence of complications and concomitant pathologies.

Treatment during pregnancy and after childbirth

Treatment of hemorrhoids in pregnant women and in the early postpartum period does not involve surgical intervention. The fact is that the reasons for the expansion of rectal veins during this period are of a physiological nature:
• changes in hormonal levels;
• increased intra-abdominal pressure;
• an increase in the volume of circulating blood;
• straining during childbirth.

After childbirth, the hormonal background gradually normalizes, which leads to the disappearance of the tendency to constipation. The volume of circulating blood decreases, intra-abdominal pressure decreases, the body’s defenses are restored and all conditions are created for recovery.

Therefore, in most cases, the painful node that arose during pregnancy or after childbirth disappears on its own under the influence of standard methods of conservative treatment.

Attention! With the conservative treatment of hemorrhoids in pregnant women, as well as in women during lactation, caution should be exercised. A certain amount of the active ingredients of topically applied drugs still gets into the bloodstream and can harm the child. Therefore, it is necessary to be treated under the supervision of the attending physician.

Relapse prevention

If you have had to remove hemorrhoids before, there is an increased risk of the disease returning. To protect yourself from relapse, you should follow the recommendations of doctors:
1. Watch your stools (preferably to achieve daily morning bowel movements).
2. Be careful with diets “for weight loss” (see point 1).
3. If you have a sedentary job, do gymnastics regularly.
4. Timely treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and pelvic organs (gastroenterology, urology, gynecology).
5. Avoid physical and nervous strain.

Nature has prepared a woman for childbirth, therefore the venous vessels of the rectum in women are more resistant to stress than in men. If you stick to the rules, the disease will not return.

Can chronic hemorrhoids be cured with folk remedies?

Unfortunately, chronic hemorrhoids cannot be cured with conservative methods. “Folk” methods give a short-term effect. Similar results will be obtained with “home” medication.

The unpleasant symptoms of the disease may disappear for a while, but the disease will develop unnoticed by you. In the future, the following complications may develop:
• anal fissure;
• anemia;
• nervous exhaustion;
• infectious processes (proctitis, paraproctitis, etc.).

It should also be noted that under the guise of hemorrhoids such a deadly disease as rectal cancer can be hidden. Therefore, if alarming symptoms appear, you need to urgently consult a doctor in order to find out the exact diagnosis and start adequate treatment.

Do not waste time on self-medication, come to an appointment with a proctologist!

We hope you guys now have a clear idea on Treatment of hemorrhoids in women. If you have any further query, please let us know in the comments section.

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Top 10 Ways You’ll Make a Difference in a Healthcare Management Career



Healthcare Management Career

We’re all familiar with the meaningful work that doctors and nurses do every day. But did you know that there are other healthcare careers that allow you to save lives and make a difference in helping humanity?

Healthcare management is a lucrative, rewarding career path for anyone that is passionate about promoting better health for all. It requires hard work and dedication but a career in healthcare management might be just the challenge you’re looking for in your life.

Keep reading to learn about how you can make a difference by pursuing a healthcare management career.

1. Deliver Life-Saving Medicine

A degree in healthcare management allows you to work in many different settings. Some jobs require you to work from a hospital or a nursing home, and others involve global travel.

No matter where you choose to work, a healthcare management career path allows you to save lives – literally.

Healthcare managers may have the opportunity to deliver vaccines, medicine, and other forms of treatment to those in need. They may also have the opportunity to teach others to deliver the treatment which improves the volume of patients that will benefit.

2. Promote New Health Technology

As an expert in healthcare management, you will have access to the latest and greatest in health technology. Screening devices, electronic medical records, and novel medication delivery systems will all be at your disposal.

You have the opportunity to learn how to effectively use new health technology and share that knowledge with other medical professionals. 

As the landscape of healthcare changes, so does the healthcare management career outlook. Never has there been a bigger need for experts in healthcare to help develop and use new health technology.

3. Create New Policies

When you read potential healthcare management career descriptions you may be surprised at how many different options there are. And while some of them involve working directly with patients, others operate at a policy-level.

This means that as a healthcare manager you could be working to develop legislation, protocol, or guidelines to promote healthier, safer conditions. The legal landscape of healthcare, health insurance, and global safety is constantly changing and it requires health management experts to navigate.

So if you want to make a difference at a facility, city, state, or even global level, you can use your health management education to create policies.

4. Data Management

Health data can tell us a lot about a group’s overall wellness. But it requires specific knowledge and skills to properly collect, manage, and analyze that data.

Healthcare managers with an interest in statistics may be drawn to careers in healthcare data. They can help measure current population health statistics or track how resources could be better used to help a population.

With data management, the possible projects are endless. And many important health and safety groups rely on health data to make decisions at a local and federal level. By pursuing a career in healthcare management you can help these groups make informed decisions based on the evidence.

5. Improve the Quality of Care

Another way healthcare managers give back is through improving the quality of care for patients. For example, if you worked as a healthcare manager at a hospital, you could help decide how resources are allocated, how medical professionals are hired, and how patients are admitted.

A healthcare manager may be responsible for taking an existing healthcare system within a specific facility and improving it. They do this by identifying areas of the system that are not efficient or that don’t promote the best interest of the patient. 

In as little as 18 months you can earn your degree in healthcare management with and start improving patient care right away.

6. Advocate for Health Professionals

Healthcare managers can also oversee a staff of health professionals. They might be involved in the hiring and interviewing process, or in the onboarding and training process.

In some cases, healthcare managers advocate for better working conditions for doctors, nurses, or other medical staff. And by getting better working conditions for the health professionals, they can deliver better care to patients.

Healthcare managers that work in staffing make a huge difference in the level of patient care.

7. Reduce Emergency Room Visits

When a community does not have access to a reliable community health center, individuals may have to seek medical care from an emergency room. Unfortunately, this means that the emergency rooms in these communities can get full and the staff may be overwhelmed. 

As a healthcare manager, you can make a difference in reducing the number of people seeking care from an emergency room in a non-emergency situation. By working with a community health center you can help divert patients to the health center where they can get appropriate care.

8. End of Life Care

People are living longer, which means that assisted living facilities are in high demand. And so are healthcare managers because they help run those facilities.

So if you’re considering a career change to healthcare management you can be sure there will be positions available. 

Working with older adults makes a big difference for the individual and their family. Working in assisted living and hospice you can help older adults live comfortably and enjoy each day as comfortably as possible.

9. Public Health Research 

As a healthcare manager, you can also be involved in important public health research. 

You have the opportunity to design and carry out research to collect information on meaningful public health issues. From those research findings, you can inform and guide health programs or health legislation.

10. Managing Finances

To run a successful medical facility, there has to be enough money to cover costs for space, equipment, and personnel. a healthcare manager is often tasked with managing the budget of a healthcare facility. 

A healthcare manager has to set a budget and determine where resources are needed. It’s a difficult job but it’s essential to keeping any facility open.

Start Your Healthcare Management Career 

As you can see there are plenty of reasons to pursue a healthcare management career. You have the opportunity to make a difference and improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for all.

Take the leap and start your education or career in healthcare management today!

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Tips on Taking Care of Your Dentures



You’ve just received a brand new pair of dentures, and you’re looking forward to a whole new chapter in your life. It will be a chapter that’s full of self-confidence, comfortable chewing, and beautiful smiles. You might be adjusting to the feeling of having a mouth full of healthy, comfortable teeth and getting used to your newly-updated face. It takes a couple of weeks before the dentures start to feel natural, so don’t be alarmed if you feel a little awkward within the first few days.

Furthermore, you might also be wondering how to maintain your new set of dentures. You’ll want your new teeth to last a long time while looking and feeling great. Read on to discover how to take care of your dentures so you can keep that smile big and bright.

Don’t Wear Them to Bed

Give your dentures a rest and take them out before bedtime. Soak them in lukewarm water if they have a metal clasp. If they don’t have a clasp, create a half-water, half-vinegar solution to keep the dentures in overnight. Soaking the teeth for at least six hours each night helps remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar build-up.

Clean Them Every Day

Cleaning your dentures at least once a day is critical to their longevity. Brush your new set the same way you would your old teeth, with one difference: Skip the toothpaste. Most toothpastebrands you find in stores can damage the denture’s texture and material. Experts recommend using a soft bristle toothbrush, specialized denture cleaners, and soaking methods to clean your new pearly whites.

Visit Your Denturist Often

To ensure your dentures are healthy and working well for you, check-in with your denturist a few times a year. They’ll tell you if anything is out of place and let you know if your dentures need updates or changes. Check out Koster Denture Clinic to ask about their free consultation and follow-up care.

Take Care of Your Whole Mouth

You can take the dentures out of your mouth as you please, but you still have to keep the same gums. Floss at least once a day to prevent gum disease and gingivitis from developing inside the mouth, and massage your gums with a warm cloth a few times a week. Such a routine will help stimulate the gums and relieve any discomfort. Rinse with mouthwash once a day for fresh breath and plaque prevention in the mouth.

Be Mindful of What You Eat and Drink

To maintain healthy teeth and gums, you must also keep your entire body nourished and healthy. Drink lots of water (about eight full glasses daily), and avoid food items that could potentially harm your dentures. You won’t be able to snack on crunchy vegetables, such as carrots or celery, so find delicious and healthy alternatives that are easier to chew and digest. You might consider roasting your favourite vegetables instead or switching to juices and smoothies.

Getting your first set of dentures is exciting! Now, you can finally move on with a new smile and an abundance of self-esteem. Just remember to consult often with your denture clinic and to keep that mouth nice and clean!

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