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K Dental Smiles PC encourages parents and caregivers to exercise moderation.   We encourage everyone to become an educated consumer and reduce and / or monitor the amount of candy your children consume.  If they do eat candy, do your best to confine them to mealtimes and always ensure a healthy diet filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Offer sweet fruits in colorful fruit salads, try cutting them up into different shapes to make fruits fun!

No matter what you choose to do, maintaining proper oral health year round is important.  Teach children to brush and floss after every meal.  Adding a fluoride mouthwash at bedtime will help children reduce cavities as well.  Also, make sure children get their check - ups and cleanings at the dental office at least every 6 months.


 
Tooth replacement options

When you’re ready to replace missing teeth, you have a number of potential solutions available to you, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.  Replacing your missing teeth is a big decision and it is important to consider several factors.
 
You don’t have to make this decision alone.  Dr. Khetani can help you assess the choices in light of your clinical needs, personal preferences and financial considerations, and help you determine which one is best for you. 

Comfort

Your ultimate comfort is one of the most important considerations when restoring your missing teeth.   Fixed restorations such as bridges and implants will usually feel much like your natural teeth when finished.  The process of making them however will take several visits to the dentist or oral surgeon, and involves invasive procedure.  These are also more costly restorations.  While this is the most permanent and natural-feeling solution, the process may not be suitable for everyone.

When considering a removable partial, many people find the Valplast Flexible Partial to be the most comfortable option and the final restoration can be made very quickly.  The results of the flexible partial are beautiful and patient satisfaction is very high.  The Valplast Flexible Partial involves only non-invasive procedure, and gives you confidence in your restoration while talking, eating, and most importantly smiling.

Aesthetics

If you can’t bear the thought of visible metal clasps or a series of temporaries that change with each visit, Valplast is an option that looks very natural, is very lightweight, and will stay beautiful and comfortable for years to come.  Even fixed restorations that look good at first can deteriorate over time due to gum recession or changes in your mouth.

Longevity

Denture acrylics and metal alloys may be prone to breakage and fracture over the course of time.  Valplast flexible partials come with a lifetime warranty against breakage and fracture for the denture base under normal use.  Valplast can also be rebased and have teeth added to it if modifications are necessary over time.

Expense

If cost is your main concern, removable restorations are the most affordable solution.  Valplast combines great value with excellent aesthetics that often rival the appearance of more expensive fixed restorations.

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