Whet your appetite for great food-and-drink weekend trips, from cheese to craft beer with our list of the top Western destinations.
Tomales Bay, CA
Oysters: Tomales Bay, CA
Just under an hour north of the city lies Point Reyes, a gorgeous seashore that also boasts the Bay Area's lauded oysters. At Tomales Bay Oyster Company, you bring the sides, the drinks and the appetite; they supply picnic supplies, hot sauce, and some of the best oysters you can find.
Fort Collins, CO
Beer: Fort Collins, CO
We said what everyone else says after they first taste New Belgium Brewing's La Folie: This isn't beer! The Flemish-style sour ale, squeezed out in small batches year-round, is aged for up to three years in French oak. The result: an intensely tart brew with a long-lasting dry fruity finish. So much better than beer.
Best time to go: April, for refreshing sour beer and spring skiing.
Beer: Bend, OR
Don't let the skull and crossbones fool you. Up-and-comer Boneyard Beer kegs some of the most balanced beers in the West.
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Dentures are modern dentistry's solution for irreversible tooth loss. First-time wearers should know that today's dentures are greatly advanced when compared to grandma's false teeth from a few decades ago. Even so, there are some common complaints that plague new wearers more frequently than those already accustomed to the wearing dentures.Dentures move around. It is the stuff of slapstick humor, but to those relying on dentures for a gorgeous smile, it's no laughing matter. Assuming that the dentures fit well, Denture Living suggests the use of a denture adhesive. The product is applied to clean, dry dentures. The dentures are then inserted in the mouth and briefly held in place.
Excessive saliva production. This is a problem that usually only plagues people during the first few weeks of wearing dentures. Experts suggest that sucking on sugar free lozenges encourages more frequent swallowing, which helps deal with the excess saliva.
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Maintaining proper nutrition is at the forefront of most health-conscious people. But, naturally this objective can be just a bit trickier with dentures, particularly when one is becoming accustomed to new dentures. If good eating habits have been overlooked for awhile due to problems with the teeth, it is important to get back into good habits again. It may help to know there are tens of millions of Americans wearing dentures every day.Read More »from Maintaining Proper Nutrition with Dentures
Smoothies and juices
While adjusting to new dentures, many people are inclined to avoid chewing, so a blender and a juicer will come in handy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables can be whisked into delicious smoothies and juices. Try adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or yogurt to seedless berries and kiwi for a great smoothie that has calcium for maintaining a healthy jaw bone. Blueberries, a noted superfood, are full of vitamins and antioxidants. Kiwis are rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. Try carrot juice, tomato juice, vegetable juice, apple juice
Denture-wearers need to take extra steps to keep their gums and mouth as healthy as possible. Whether you wear a set of complete dentures or partial dentures, you'll need to get into a routine of cleaning your dentures and your mouth with the right products throughout the day. You will also need to make sure your dentures fit you properly and stay securely in place as you go about your busy day.
Here are 10 important oral health care tips for denture-wearers:
1. Clean your dentures every day. You want to keep your dentures looking as good as new and free of any plaque buildup. Make sure you're brushing dentures with a denture brush and soaking them in a cleaning solution overnight.
2. Brush your teeth every day. Get into the habit of brushing your natural teeth, gums, and tongue with a fluoride toothpaste before putting your dentures in. You can also floss your natural teeth every day to keep your mouth healthy.
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Many things change as we age, causing us to modify our activities or adjust our routines. But wearing dentures doesn't have to be one of them. Like other dental health products, denture cream has come a long way in the past 50 years. It now offers a safe, effective and affordable way to keep our dentures secure. If you've been wondering whether or not denture cream is for you, check out these reasons you might want to give it a try.
Nothing can shatter our confidence quicker than slipping dentures during dinner with friends or colleagues. Use the right denture adhesive to help keep your dentures securely in place and provide you with the all-day confidence to enjoy life.
We all have to eat, and let's face it - having to pick and choose what we eat due to our denture performance gets old fast. Using a good denture adhesive allows you to enjoy the foods you love without having to eat by yourself. Apples, raw carrots and even corn on the cob canRead More »from Benefits of Using a Denture Adhesive
Are you a denture wearer looking to improve your denture experience? Like any other health aid, dentures need to be fitted correctly and maintained properly. Here are five ways to improve your denture wearing experience:
Just as you wouldn't use the same eyeglass prescription for years on end, you can't wear dentures indefinitely without having adjustments made. Experts recommend religning as needed and at least every two to three years. As described by Dentures.net, religning involves adding or subtracting acrylic on the underside of the denture to adjust the fit. Religning is necessary because gums and bones change over time, affecting the fit of the dentures.
There is also a procedure called a soft relign. This involves cushioning denture plate to alleviate irritation.
According to Martin S. Spiller, D.M.D., religning is also important to appearance. He explains that removal of teeth decreases the distance between the nose and chin, creating an agedRead More »from 5 Ways to Improve Your Denture Experience
Forget old-school spider plants. A new wave of unusual and dramatic indoor plants are as much decor as they are greenery. Striking shapes, sizes, and colors make them more spectacular than ever.Read More »from 9 Super-Chic Houseplants
Dracaena warneckii 'Jade Jewel'
Foliage: Variegated leaves from compact rosettes that resemble starbursts.
Plant: Shapely and slender as a palm, it grows slowly to 8 feet tall with sturdy, upright canes.
Light: Moderate to bright.
Variegated Ficus decora
Foliage: Big leaves are simply spectacular.
Plant: Indoors, it reaches 10 feets tall. Leaves turn brown or drop if this finicky plant doesn't get what it wants (no drafts, no wet leaves).
The grand dame
Ficus lyrata 'Little Fiddle'
Foliage: Large, leather, nearly violin-shaped leaves.
Plant: This stately plant can reach 20 feet tall. To maintain its size and shape, prune branches in early spring. Feed the plant after pruning; rotate it every few weeks to keep it from leaning.
Light: Moderate to bright.
The climber (at left)
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