Today’s dentures are affordable, comfortable and natural looking. These custom-made removable replacements for missing teeth can immensely benefit your appearance and help you speak and eat more comfortably. However, like your natural teeth, your dentures will need special attention.
Here are some tips on how to take care of your dentures in Tauranga:
Keep your dentures moist
You should not let your appliances dry out, as they may lose their shape. Whenever the dentures are not in your mouth, put them in a safe place covered in plain water or a recommended cleanser soaking solution. Never put the appliances in hot water to avoid warping.
Remove and rinse your dentures after eating
Run water over your appliances to get rid of food particles and other loose debris. Remember to handle the appliances gently.
Brush the dentures daily
Brushing dentures will remove food particles and dental plaque. It can likewise help prevent your dentures from getting stained. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner to clean all the surfaces of the appliances gently.
Keep your mouth clean
Remember to clean your remaining teeth, tongue, gums and palate every morning and evening. Taking care of your mouth will help stimulate circulation in your tissues, remove dental plaque and reduce the risk of bad breath and oral irritation.
Schedule regular dental visits
When you get your dentures, your dentist will advise you about when to visit for check-ups and professional cleaning. You should also visit your dentist promptly if your appliances become loose, uncomfortable or you notice any other problem.
Dentures fit snugly over the gums to effectively replace missing choppers and eliminate potential issues caused by gaps. If you have dentures, do not let your appliances dry out. Also, continue taking care of your mouth and visit your dentist regularly even if you have complete dentures.