Dental Tips Blog

Jun
22

Getting the Most Mileage Out of Your Denture

Posted in Dentures

Just because you now have a denture doesn’t mean that you can afford to neglect the health of your smile!

A beautiful smile, fresh breath, and a comfortable bite all depend upon closely following the care instructions your dentist gives you. Let’s take a moment to review some of the most important points so that you can get the most out of your new prosthesis.

Cleaning Your Denture

Use only an approved cleaning solution to remove debris from your denture. For one, they need moisture! At least soak them in water when they’re not in use. This will help your artificial teeth to retain a comfortable fit and texture for a long while.

Brush your appliances daily with a soft denture brush to preserve their texture and detail. Using abrasive brushes and sharp tools can cause damage that’s not easily fixed.

Caring For Your Mouth

Always remove your denture at night to allow your mouth itself to “breathe.” This is like taking your shoes off before going to bed! Carefully check your mouth for sore spots and discolored patches that could indicate your appliance isn’t fitting right.

Keep Your Denture Safe!

Keep all of your prosthesis out of reach of small children and pets that would be inclined to play with or chew on them. If your denture does experience an unfortunate accident, don’t try to adjust or glue it yourself – this can cause more damage than good.

Keep Your Dental Appointments!

Regular dental visits allow your dentist to check up on the health of your mouth and the fit of your dentures. Learn more about the care your denture needs when you call your local dental office and schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 666-3642

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