How To Take Care Of Your Dentures?

Aug 10, 2017 |

If your teeth are badly and irreparably damaged or if one or more of your teeth are missing, any dental professional would suggest dentures for you. Dentures are the easiest solution if you want to regain complete range of movement in your mouth in order to speak and eat properly. However, dentures do not come around cheap and therefore you need to make sure to care for your dentures properly. If you fail to look after your dentures, they may become warped or stained and can cause additional problems for your teeth and gums. Below are a few tips on how to care for dentures.

Handle With Care

What most individuals do not realize is that dentures are quite breakable and one slip of the hand is enough to create significant damage to them. Therefore you need to be careful when you’re brushing as well as manually cleaning your dentures. Do not clean your dentures while you’re standing or multitasking, make sure you clean them over a fresh towel or some water. When you’re brushing, do not use hard bristled brushes and opt for a milder type of toothpaste recommended by a professional. On the off chance they do get damaged, hand them over to a professional at a denture clinic and do not try to fix them by yourself. 

Give them a Good Clean

Just like your regular teeth, dentures tend to get stained, discolored and get bacteria and plaque buildup. Once your dentures get affected by bacteria, wearing them can also adversely affect your mouth further and cause problems in your gums. To avoid all this, clean your dentures using a mild type of soap and brush and rinse at least twice a day in order to keep your gum area and other teeth clean. Your dentists Gisborne will recommend you to switch to milder toothpaste and a softer bristled toothbrush in comparison to the type you usually use.

Take Care even when you don’t Wear Them

It’s essential that your dentures remain moist at all times as when they dry out they can sometimes lose shape. Water is for dentures that contain metal fittings as well and a special soaking solution can be used for the other kinds of dentures. Just soak your dentures in a small cup of this solution before you go to sleep. It’s also important for you to check in with your dental professional every six months or so in order for him to ensure that they still fit properly and are not causing damage to your mouth.

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