Dentures are a cost-effective and popular solution to the problem of missing teeth. Dentures help to stabilize surrounding teeth, provide support to the bite and help retain confidence in a person’s smile.
Dentures, like your other teeth, require regular care in order to keep them in good condition, and your dentist can help in this regard, providing advice on how to care for your dentures. A good level of care helps to maintain healthy teeth and mouth, as well as prolonging the longevity of the prosthetic.
The first thing to remember about caring for your dentures is not to handle them needlessly; and on those occasions when you do have to handle them, such as removing them or putting them in, care should be taken not to drop them. Wherever possible, stand over a sink or other receptacle with a folded towel or other cushioning item, or even a sink full of water when placing or removing dentures. Should you then drop your dentures, at least there is an impact cushion that should help limit or negate any impact damage that might occur.
Dentures, like your other teeth, require regular care in order to keep them in good condition, and your dentist can help in this regard, providing advice on how to care for your dentures.
Like natural teeth, dentures attract plaque and so must be cleaned and brushed regularly in order to remove food debris and other matter that might coat the dentures or the denture plate. This can also help prevent staining of the denture. Brush using a soft-bristled brush designed specifically for dentures, ensuring you clean all surfaces while taking care not to damage the denture attachments. If you can, rinse your dentures after every meal.
When not being worn, place dentures in a solution to soak. This gives your mouth an opportunity to rest, while the cleansing action of the solution helps to remove any plaque or food debris from the dentures. Before replacing your dentures, brush and clean your mouth and tongue to remove bacteria.
Soaking dentures also helps dentures to remain pliable and so preserve their shape. Dentures that become warped may not offer a comfortable fit, or may feel loose when worn. Repairs to dentures should not be attempted; instead, speak to a dentist who will handle the required repairs, or if needed, take the necessary steps to replace dentures.
For more tips on how to care for you dentures, contact our knowledgeable and professional dental team serving Arlington TX today.