How to Take Care of Dentures
Taking care of your dentures is just as important as taking care of your own teeth. Your mouth is always humid and warm, which means that it is a source of bacteria. A buildup of bad bacteria can cause sores and gum recession inside the mouth which is not only painful, butleads to infections and bad breath. In addition, harmful oral bacteria can have a negative impact on your natural teeth. They cause cavities which result in the loss of teeth. Taking care of your dentures will also help to keep your smile attractive by avoiding staining and discoloration caused by certain foods.
How to clean dentures
To clean dentures, remove them from your mouth and brush them with a special denture brush and denture cleaner, or denture toothpaste. Always use the recommended toothpaste as regular toothpaste contains abrasives which can damage your dentures. These abrasives are known to cause scratches that shorten the life of dentures.
It is a good idea to brush your teeth over a bowl or sink filled with water. It may happen that dentures slip out of your hands while brushing. You should also periodically soak your dentures in a container of denture cleaner. This special solution ensures that bacteria are killed and accumulated dirt is soaked off. Make sure that you follow the instructions of the denture cleaner, soaking your dentures only for the recommended duration. Remember that if you brush your dentures every day and clean them regularly, they will last longer and you will have fewer problems while wearing them.
A healthy mouth ensures a radiant smile
In addition to denture maintenance, remember to brush your mouth every night with a soft toothbrush. The gentle circular motion promotes blood flow, keeping your gums healthy. We also recommend that you brush your tongue. A lot of bacteria accumulate here, especially on the back of your tongue. If you brush your tongue well, you will always have a fresh feeling in your mouth and will effectively reduce harmful bacteria. To learn more about denture maintenance or to have dentures fitted or replaced, get in touch with us today.