“It seems [that] in general, the people who have teeth or have their dentures taken care of, they’re healthier, they’re active, they’re eating better.” – Dr. Lorin Berland
In Aging Pearls Podcast, we’re dedicated to providing dental pearls for all those concerned with the oral care needs of our aging population. I am Dr. Christie Hogue, and today, we discuss with Dr. Lorin Berland the development of a unique toothpaste for dentures and proper oral care for denture wearers.
Lorin Berland, DDS, is an internationally acclaimed cosmetic dentist and one of the most published authors on clinical dentistry. With well over 100 articles, the best-selling Lorin Library Smile Style Guide as well as instructional videos, Dr. Berland has made a lasting impact on dental education. Dr. Berland was the 1st Fellow of the AACD, included in the Top 100 CE Leaders for 19 consecutive years, and was even recognized by the AACD for “Outstanding Contributions to the Arts & Science of Cosmetic Dentistry”. Dr. Berland created the original Dental Spa concept and the multi-specialty group practice. His unique approach to dentistry has been featured in major national print and TV publications, such as 20/20, Time, Town & Country, Reader’s Digest, and GQ. Dr. B began his career as a denture technician, and after more than 35 years of listening to patients, he retired to start Dr. B Dental Solutions with a full line of products specifically designed to treat the common yet serious issues affecting the daily lives of people with oral appliances- Oral Infections and Dry Mouth- which are not addressed by major brands. For the whole story – https://denturewearers.com/long-time-ada-member-earns-seal-for-denture-solutions/
[00:01 –11:01] Developing Unique Toothpaste for Dentures
- Dr. Lorin’s story – from a dental technician to founding Dr. B Dental Solutions
- Developing a zinc-free denture adhesive and toothpaste
- Half as abrasive as baby toothpaste and fights dry mouth better than Biotene
[11:02 – 18:36] Dental Wearers are Getting Younger
- Recommendable cleaning methods and good oral care products
- Be wary of dirty dentures – the development of plaque and how it gets people sick
- Maintaining the quality of life through proper hygiene
[18:37 – 24:50] Final Thoughts
- Dr. Lorin’s message to the community
- Connect with Dr. Christie Hogue – leave a review and comment (links below)
“I learned that, generally, a good-looking denture fits better…we would give these people teeth, not just in the way they look, but in the way they function.” – Dr. Lorin Berland
“When you’re dealing with older, compromised individuals with lots of comorbidities, they just expect them to be sick. But they don’t realize dirty dentures are making them sicker.” – Dr. Lorin Berland
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