Posted by: Dealon Dental - A DC Dental Company | September 26, 2011

Good Denture Care Equals a Happy Mouth

dental supplierJust because you have dentures doesn’t mean you can stop taking proper care of your mouth. Dentures, along with your gums, still need to be properly cleaned with the appropriate dental hygiene products. Those wearing dentures are actually at an increased risk of developing medical conditions such as gum disease and fungal infections. Your gums, tongue, and palate should all be brushed with a soft bristle brush before inserting dentures and again when removing them. Plaque can still accumulate on the gums.

Also brush the dentures gently after use to remove any food or debris from the course of the day. It should come as no surprise that you need to soak them in a special cleaning solution. Ask your dentist what dentist supplies he recommends. Putting your dentures in cleanser is not a replacement for brushing. Dentures aren’t cheap so you want to take extra special care of them, not to mention you don’t want to have further oral hygiene problems.

When you first receive dentures, it will take some time to get used to them and adapt. You will experience some minor discomfort and might have trouble talking and eating. Chew food slowly to build up your confidence and comfort levels. With some practice, talking will become easier. Soon the dentures will feel like your own teeth.

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Responses

  1. Great article.

  2. Good care for dentures is a must for hygiene.

  3. Great Article

  4. I couldn’t agree more. You can never imagine having a perfect smile if you are toothless or your dentures are unclean. Your natural facial features are instantly enhanced with clean white teeth.

  5. It seems that everyone is looking for ways to save money. So when the time comes to fix dentures, many individuals decide to save a few dollars by purchasing do-it-yourself home teeth repair kits. Unfortunately, the risks associated with such kits far outweigh the initial savings. To ensure that your dentures are properly restored to their optimum functionality, professional denture repair is a must.

  6. Good points. Another reason why you need a bridge or a denture is to restore the normal tooth functions. In addition, taking these procedures will likewise preserve your arch’s integrity. When the space is left out for a period of time, the other teeth might start to drift out of position and this will ruin the integrity of your arch. There is also a tendency that the tooth in the jaw opposite this space may move and become misaligned.

  7. For people who have been using denture adhesive and are sick of the constant denture care that comes along with adhesive dentures, denture implants are worth checking out.

  8. Denture implants? They are changing the way people view life without real teeth and making the transition to dentures much more natural and easy. If you want to start enjoying these wonderful benefits simple make an appointment with your dentist to discuss the different implant types and installation options.

  9. Dentures should be taken care of much like regular teeth. They should be removed at least once a day to be brushed and cleaned with a denture brush and cleaner. Initially, your new dentures should also stay in over night during the adjustment period. Speak with your dentist about the specifics of your dental care.


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