Your Guide to Dentures

Dentures are an inevitable part of the lives of many people; teeth tend to decay and fall out as you age, and dentures become necessary to chew, talk and maintain a normal lifestyle. The need for dentures, however, doesn’t just come out of nowhere. There are signs that dentures may be in your future, and it pays to be able to identify these signals and understand the different types of dentures available to you when the time comes.

Here is your complete guide to dentures!

2 Signs That You Need Dentures

  1. Tooth Decay- The primary condition that brings on the need for dentures is tooth decay. When your teeth rot, the nerves die, and the tethers that hold them in your gums are rendered useless, resulting in tooth loss. When you lose teeth, your bite becomes ineffective, and your smile becomes less attractive. Dentures are among the most widely used and affordable solutions to these common problems.
  2. Indigestion- Believe it or not, trouble digesting food is a warning sign that dentures may be in your future. Often when your teeth don’t work as well when chewing, you swallow larger quantities of food and have trouble digesting these abnormally large bites.

When it Comes to Dentures, You Have a Choice:

  1. Full Dentures- The most conventional dentures are glued to the top, bottom or both sides of your mouth. They are comprehensive for dental patients with no usable teeth in their mouth, necessitating an entire false smile.
  2. Partial Dentures- These are dentures meant only for certain areas of the mouth, where multiple teeth are missing and affecting the bite significantly.
  3. Implant-Supported Dentures- These are the most stable dentures available, as they clip or snap onto the jaw instead of relying on denture glue to hold them in place.

For more information on whether you need dentures, and what variety is right for you, contact the dental experts at Orobitg in Leesburg, Florida. We’ll work with you and your mouth to find the best solution to your denture needs. To schedule an appointment, call us today at 352.787.5919

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Many people are self-conscious about their smile. One of the biggest issues we worry about is the color of our teeth and how they appear in photographs or in-person. There are two main factors impacting the color of your natural teeth:

  • Light hitting the top layer of the teeth, called the enamel
  • The color of the under-layer of the teeth called the dentin

Your genetics dictate how your teeth start off looking, but your oral hygiene and eating and drinking habits affect your teeth far more throughout the span of your life. As enamel thins over time, the dentin begins to show through, giving teeth a slightly gray or bone-colored appearance.

Teeth Whitening Benefits

Besides leaving you with a brilliantly bright smile, teeth whitening can perform additional magic in your life, such as:

  • Increased confidence
  • More smiles—you’re going to want to show off those pearly whites!
  • A more youthful appearance

Five Signs It's Time for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening isn’t for everyone, and it’s not always a necessity. Below are a few signs you should speak to a dentist about teeth whitening:

  1. Tobacco use is causing teeth to yellow prematurely, or more than your peers of the same age.
  2. Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine has created stains that you cannot address with at-home remedies or your regular dental cleanings.
  3. You have neglected oral health for a while, but are ready to get back on the wagon.
  4. Your teeth are becoming less bright—maybe even darkening—naturally, due to age.
  5. Someone close to you mentions they notice a difference in your teeth.

Call us today at 352.787.5919 to learn more about our painless Opalescence Teeth Whitening and other whitening services to treat discolored teeth. After a thorough examination, Dr. Orobitg will help you find the whitening product or technique that's best for you, which is especially important if you have or are considering crowns and veneers. Dr. Orobitg Dentistry offers teeth whitening services in our Leesburg office, as well as take-home systems if you are more comfortable using the product at home.

Oral Surgeon vs Orthodontist: Who Do You Need to See?

To many people, a visit to a dentist is often looked at with fear and trepidation, yet your oral health is of absolute significance. Oral and maxillofacial surgery, also known as oral surgery is a distinct and vital area of expertise in dentistry.

Core Areas of Specialization

Both oral surgeons and orthodontists take the time to dedicate themselves in a particular discipline of dental career. An oral surgeon delves deep into surgical procedures of the dental practice. The American Dental Association recommends that oral surgeons complete a four-year hospital-oriented internship program in addition to their schooling. Besides their training in oral surgery, they also deal with emergency medicine, plastic surgery and the study of ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat). The core focus of an oral surgeon’s study entails the following:

  • Mouth and jaws
  • Skin and muscles of the face
  • Bones


When you find yourself at an oral surgeon, there are many procedures you might need. Some of the more common procedures and treatments oral surgeons can provide include:

  • Repairing damage from a motor vehicle accident and related facial trauma
  • Corrective hereditary deformities (cleft lips)
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Extracting teeth
  • Jaw bone reconstruction
  • Cosmetic corrective jaw surgery

On the other hand, an orthodontist specializes in straightening of the teeth as well as treating gums and facial muscles. An orthodontist uses various sets of tools to align jagged teeth, sometimes affixing individual braces for each tooth, ultimately wiring them together. In some instances, the orthodontist will utilize clear computer-generated plastic braces, which need to be replaced bi-weekly.

Get Expert Treatment         

If you live in Leesburg and prefer to receive top-notch dental care, Orobitg Dentistry should be your first option. Commendation by many of our patients for being caring and responsive to their needs makes our dentistry an excellent center for caring. Our family dentistry’s primary objective is to uphold the element of a patient’s smile, which is distinctive and inborn to them. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation, call us today at

(352) 787-5919


3 Fun Facts About Oral Hygiene

It is a widely acknowledged fact that taking good care of our mouth is essential. This isn’t merely for us to have a nice smile, but the beauty and cleanliness of our teeth has many undisputed benefits. Correct oral hygiene is important for your overall health and well-being.

Here are 3 fun facts to do with oral health. Some of them might really surprise you.

  1. Brushing your teeth might sometimes seem like such a chore. Twice a day, every day, even when you’re super tired. Yet still, you know you must do it because the dentist said so, and all the oral health programs repeatedly ingrain it into you. During all of your lifetime, giving an estimate of 85 years per person and 2 minutes per day of brushing, one would brush their teeth for merely 76 days.
  2. Bones might appear to be the strongest part of our bodies. It isn’t so, however. The enamel, the white substance that covers and protects your teeth, is much stronger than bone. It was meant to last a lifetime. By brushing and flossing, you give it a better chance at lasting your lifetime and remaining the strongest component of your body.
  3. How many people do you know that clean their tongues? It isn’t widely known for some reason, but cleaning your tongue is as important as brushing your teeth. All dentists will agree brushing the tongue is a must for good oral hygiene. As you go about caring for your teeth, give this free-floating muscle good care too. If you do not, you could be opening up your mouth to bacteria growth and infection.

Understanding good components of oral health is imperative to remaining healthy and happy. If it's the time of year for your comprehensive oral cleaning, contact Edie Orobitg, DMD in Leesburg at 352-787-5919 to schedule your comprehensive oral exam.

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