How to take good care of your dentures

Posted on: 24 January 2020

Taking good care of your teeth is always a good idea. Everyone knows that teeth need to be cleaned to keep them healthy but what should you do if some or all of your teeth have been replaced with dentures? If your dentist has recommended that you be fitted with dentures, then it is important that you understand how to take appropriate care of your dentures. You will want your dentures to remain in good condition and for your mouth to maintain good oral hygiene. Here are three things that you can do to help take good care of your dentures and keep them looking great every time you use them.  

Clean your teeth and dentures after every time you eat

Every time you eat, there is the risk of small pieces of food becoming lodged around the dentures and remaining in your mouth. After eating you should carefully remove your dentures from your mouth clean both your mouth and the dentures. Using a soft brush you should clean your mouth and remove any remaining traces of denture adhesive that can be found on your gums.

Brush your dentures with care

Your dentures may not be natural teeth, but they still need cleaning to protect them from plaque, food and other deposits that gather in your mouth. Remove remaining denture adhesive and soak your dentures to get them clean. You will also want to soak your dentures in water or a denture-soaking liquid every night so that they will retain their desired shape. Your dentist will be able to provide you with the best information about how you should store your dentures overnight.

Visit your dentist regularly

Taking good care of your dentures is important but nothing can replace professional care from your dentist. Speak to your dentist and establish a proper dental care regime where your dentist will examine your dentures regularly and have them professionally cleaned as needed. Your dentist will make certain that your dentures fit in your mouth correctly without causing your pain or slipping in your mouth. If you suspect that your dentures no longer fit properly in your mouth, then speak to your dentist at once. They will be able to check whether it is your dentures or your mouth that have changed. If you delay speaking to your dentist, you risk causes sores or a serious infection in your mouth where the dentures are moving from their intended position. Speak with a dentist about dentures today.