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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: (650) 367-4967

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Meet Dr. Barthman

Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

Dr. Barthman is a Member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for
  • Advanced Dental Studies

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Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.


Maintain Optimal Oral Health with Denture Replacement

July 18, 2018 @ 12:44 PM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman
Tagged with: Dentures

DenturesYou never get a second chance for a first impression, so what does your smile say about you? If your dentures are showing signs of wear and tear, your smile and appearance might not be living up to their fullest potential.

This is why it is important to be aware of signs that indicate your dentures need to be replaced. Jean Barthman, D.D.S., in Redwood City, CA, can restore your confidence and your comfort by replacing your dentures.

Reasons Your Dentures Might Require Replacement

Do your missing teeth or unhealthy gums make you feel self-conscious and cause you to appear older than you really are?

With Denture Fountain of Youth® and FOY® Dentures, Dr. Barthman seamlessly blends restorative and cosmetic dental practices to turn back the hands of time, rejuvenating your appearance and highlighting your natural beauty.

Although this non-surgical alternative to facelift surgery is designed to be strong and durable, all dentures require replacement every five to ten years, depending on how well you care for them.

A variety of factors can impact the fit and effectiveness of your dentures. Everything from tooth and gum erosion to the changing appearance of your face and jaw shape affects dentures.

For example, your underlying bone structure is constantly shifting. These shifts can loosen your prosthesis, making them move while you eat or speak. On the other hand, if you don’t wear your dentures often, you may find their fit becomes a little too snug over time.

Five Hints Your Appliance Is Past its Prime

When it is time to invest in new dentures, you will notice certain symptoms, including:

  • Sudden headaches, neck discomfort, or ear aches
  • Issues with dentures slipping while eating or speaking
  • Irritated, uncomfortable gum tissue
  • Loose dentures that tend to fall out
  • Stains or discoloration
  • Dentures that emit an unpleasant odor

It is important to note that if your artificial teeth or other parts of your dentures chip or crack, this does not necessarily warrant replacement of the entire prosthesis. Dr. Barthman may simply want to repair the broken piece.

However, if the denture base becomes damaged, a new appliance will be required as the base is the most vital part of the dentures. If the base is broken, the entire appliance will not function correctly.

To get the most out of your dentures, it is important to care for them properly. Keep your dentures from drying out by placing them in a cleansing solution or cool water when they are not being worn. Patients must also brush dentures daily to keep them free of plaque, leftover food, and stains.

Keep Your Smile in its Best Shape

Maintaining a natural, youthful smile is not the only reason patients should keep an eye out for signs their dentures need to be replaced. If you have had the appliance for 10 years or longer, Dr. Barthman should examine the prosthesis to confirm it is still functioning properly.

 Dentures that fit correctly will help you chew, eat, and speak with ease, and will also ensure your bite and jaw remain properly aligned. If you detect any hints that it might be time to improve your smile with new dentures, our team is ready to help. To schedule an appointment, call us at 650-367-4967 or contact us online anytime.