Dental Tips Blog

Mar
8

Caring For Your Dentures

Posted in Dentures

If you’ve lost your natural teeth and use are currently wearing dentures, then you’re probably wondering how best to care for them to keep them looking their brightest. Just like natural teeth, it’s important to practice good hygiene with your dentures, to reduce the growth of bacteria and to keep your breath its freshest.

Denture Care Tips

Your dentist can best show you how to care for your beautiful dentures, but here are a few tips:

  • Handle your dentures with care. Be cautious not to bend or damage your them or their clasps when cleaning them.
  • A quick rinse after meals will help dislodge food particles.
  • Remove your dentures prior to sleeping. Excessive denture wear can cause your jaw bone to resorb, creating a loose denture fit. It can also create a harmful environment in which bacteria and fungi (yeast) flourish.
  • Keep your dentures in a moist environment, to keep them from drying out and changing shape. Soak your dentures in a recommended cleaning solution when you’re not wearing them.
  • Care for your gums. When you remove your dentures, give your mouth a good rinse with water and then gently wipe your gums with a soft cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Clean your dentures every day. Just like natural teeth, your dentures can build up stains, plaque and bacteria. Use a soft-bristle brush and water (or a mild cleanser) to clean your denture surfaces. Soak them overnight in a denture cleaning solution.

Visit Your Dentist

To properly maintain your beautiful dentures be sure to visit your dentist regularly! These visits are important for oral cancer screening and bone loss. Your dentist will also insure that your denture fit does not change and will give you helpful instruction in the ongoing care of your prosthesis.

Posted on behalf of:
Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry
200 S Oakridge Dr #106
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087
(817) 857-6790

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