If you are considering getting dentures or already have them, it’s very likely that you may have some questions about denture care. Here is some useful information about denture care to make sure they last you many years to come.
*It is very important that each night you remove your dentures before bed to keep the lining of your mouth healthy and to allow the tissues to breathe.
*Brush your teeth and gums carefully, using a soft toothbrush, and also don’t forget to massage your gums.
*Remember to clean your dentures on a daily bases with denture cleaning solutions, for example, Polident. Although dentures are artificial teeth, bacteria, plaque and tartar can still stick to partial or complete dentures, just like it does on natural teeth.
*Try to avoid toothpaste for natural teeth on dentures as they may be too abrasive and scratch the denture.
*Soaking your dentures overnight is also a great idea. You can soak them in a denture cleanser, in warm water mixed with vinegar or just warm water on its own. If your denture has metal claps only soak in warm water as the vinegar may tarnish them. Soaking will loosen any plaque or tartar on the denture.
At Eatonville Dental we are here to help. If you have dentures and are still not sure about their care we are happy to bring you in for a free consultation to address any concerns you may have. If you are still on the fence about what type of denture is right for you we can help you make the decision so much easier! There are so many types of denture options we understand how difficult it may be to know what type would be perfect for you. Call us today for a free consultation and we would be happy to answer all questions or concerns you may have!