Simple Tips For Longer Lasting Dentures
Dentures have officially become part of your life. Good! You’ve made a great decision to replace your missing teeth. Woo hoo! So now what? Well, you have to care for them. Whether you have complete or partial dentures, proper care is very important. It prevents pain, discomfort, bad breath, plaque and tartar buildup. Dentures are an investment and they should last 5 to 8 years. So, make the most out of that time! Follow these tips to properly maintain your new dentures.
Brush and rinse well. Brushing and rinsing your dentures at least twice a day is recommended. But if you can brush and rinse after meals, even better! Lingering food particles can buildup and create tartar and plaque. Be sure to use a non abrasive denture cleanser. If you use adhesives, clean the grooves thoroughly at night.
Brush your mouth too! Your dentures need cleaning and so does your mouth. Cleaning your mouth at least twice a day, removes food particles and bacteria. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your cheeks, palate, tongue, and gums. Rinse too! Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to fight any bacteria left behind.
Be gentle. Dentures are made for eating and speaking clearly but you have to be gentle. These mouth appliances can break while cleaning them or biting on hard food and candy.
Soak. Dentures need to stay moist. This prevents warping. Keep dentures in water or a denture solution when not in use. Avoid hot water. It will damage your dentures. If you use a denture solution, rinse dentures well before inserting them. These solutions are great for dentures but harmful if ingested.
Visit us! Come for your dental checkups. We’ll examine your oral health and make sure your dentures are fitting properly. If you still have natural teeth, they’ll get cleaned too.
Contact us. Your dentures should always fit properly and comfortably to prevent slippage and injury. Contact us if you notice any changes to your dentures like damages or a loose fit. We’ll correct it right away.
If you stumbled onto this blog and are considering dentures, call us! We’ll start you off with an examination and consultation to determine your best teeth replacement solution. Contact Dr. Shaban of Quincy High Care Dentistry in Quincy, MA! Call 617-405-4524 or book online.