Things to Keep in Mind When Learning to Care for Dentures
Posted on 9/7/2020 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
Regardless of what part of your dentition is replaced or the denture's material, you need to learn to live life to the fullest with your denture. You shouldn't let drawbacks like slurred speech, difficulties with chewing, or dry mouth hold you back from living a quality life with your denture. But to keep your denture in tip-top form and maintain high-quality oral health, you must be well-informed about the crucial things involved in caring for your denture.
Important Practices for Cleaning and Removing Dentures
Rather than yanking them out of your mouth and rinsing them with just water to set them aside, you should be more careful and systematic when removing and rinsing your denture. To remove, first, gargle some warm water or mouthwash, and then remove the denture gently with a rocking motion.
To keep your denture in its pristine form free of plaque, food particles, and bad odor, you need to wash it with a denture brush and warm water, and then soak it in a cleanser when not in use. It's important to use a moistened brush and a denture cleanser when washing it to prevent it from sustaining abrasions or any form of damages. You should also avoid washing it with bleach, hot water, or any household product that could abrade or discolor it.
And before mounting a clean, refreshed denture back in your mouth, you need to ensure that your mouth is also free from food particles and plaque by brushing your gums, teeth, and tongue with a fluoride toothpaste.
Things you Must and Must Not Do when Caring for Your Denture
Brushing your denture and your mouth must be a daily affair if you want to prevent food particles and plaque from discoloring it. You also need to set it aside for at least 6 – 8 hours (mostly when you're sleeping) to soak it in a cleanser and to also give your mouth some breaks to recover from any soreness or irritation caused by the denture. You should also avoid chewing sticky and hard objects and large chunks of food.
If your denture isn't fitting or balancing properly or has a hard stain, don't try to restore it yourself by scraping, filing or folding it or applying adhesives to it. If you go for regular dental checkups, an expert dentist will identify any issues with your denture and help you resolve them professionally. You can stop by our office today to let our seasoned experts help you keep your denture in perfect shape.
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