Did you know that in the United States alone, over 33 million people wear partial or complete dentures? If you’re a denture wearer, it's important to know proper denture care and maintenance. To help you protect your investment, check out these tips on how you can extend the life of your dentures:
Make sure your dentures are removed and rinsed after meals. Having food and other loose particles in your mouth or on your denture can cause you to develop gum disease or bad breath.
In the mornings and evenings before bed, brush your dentures gently at a 45-degree angle as you would your natural teeth. Remember to avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush because it can damage and wear down your dentures.
Since your dentures are fragile, you’ll need to handle them with care by placing them back in the case when they aren't in your mouth. This will prevent your dentures from breaking or being misplaced.
It’s important to prevent your dentures from drying up by soaking them every night in water or in a denture solution from your local pharmacy or grocery store.
To ensure a proper fit or to spot any possible signs of a problem, you’ll need to keep up with your dental visits. Even without teeth, we are checking for oral cancer, making sure your dentures are functioning properly, and doing a professional denture cleaning. For additional information on denture care or to know if it’s the best solution for you, book your appointment with me at Dapper Dental today!