Many dental patients wear dentures as a convenient and comfortable tooth loss solution. To ensure your dentures remain comfortable and clean for years to come, it’s imperative to exercise proper oral care. Use these denture care techniques to protect your dentures and preserve your oral health.
Practice Regular Dental Hygiene
The health of your dentures and gums depends on regular dental hygiene. Just like natural teeth, dentures require cleaning multiple times throughout the day. Remember to brush your dentures carefully. Damaging the plastic parts of your dentures can result in costly repairs. Before putting your dentures in your mouth after cleaning them, brush and rinse your natural teeth and gums. Regular dental hygiene will help ensure good oral health and keep your dentures looking great.
Soak Your Dentures Overnight
Never sleep with your dentures in your mouth, as this could allow lingering bacteria to infect your gums. Purchase a denture cleaning solution and soak your dentures in a mixture of the cleaning solution and cool water. A thorough oral solution should cleanse your dentures throughout the night so they look clean and feel refreshed in the morning.
Schedule Regular Dental Appointments
Attend regularly scheduled dental appointments to ensure your dentures are being worn properly. Poorly-fitting dentures can cause sores and gum sensitivity. Alert your dentist of any discomfort or pain resulting from wearing your dentures. Be sure to schedule appointments with your dentist for professional cleanings and oral examinations. Even if you wear full upper and lower dentures your gums should be examined at least once per year for signs of infection or oral cancer. Your dentist will also assist you with any oral hygiene questions and tips regarding the care of your dentures.
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