You want your dentures to last for many years, so it’s important that you understand how to properly care for them.
Even though it can still take some time to get used to your dentures we know that you want to do whatever you can to make sure that they truly last as long as possible. While dentures aren’t designed to last forever there are certainly things you can do to improve its lifespan. From the office of our Farmington Hills, MI dentist, Dr. Nita Desai, find out how to properly care for your dentures.
Clean dentures after eating: Once you are finished eating you will want to rinse your dentures with water to knock loose any food or debris. Before you rinse your dentures, place a towel on the sink or bathroom counter so if you do happen to drop dentures they will land on a nice, soft surface rather than hard tile, which can cause them to break.
Always be gentle: While dentures may seem all rough and tumble you don’t want to handle them like they are. Dentures can easily be damaged or broken if you manhandle them. Whenever you are dealing with your dentures always take a gentle approach to make sure you don’t bend or break the clasps, especially during cleanings.
Don’t forget about your mouth: Even once you remove your dentures you will want to brush any natural teeth, as well as the tongue and gums to remove food, plaque and bacteria. Gum disease and other infections can occur if you don’t maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush dentures every day: Since dentures are now your new smile it’s important that you treat them like they are. This means brushing them everyday with a denture cleanser to make sure that they stay clean and always look their best. If you use denture adhesive, make sure that you clean all areas to get rid of any leftover adhesive.
Also, make sure that the denture cleanser you use is only used on your dentures and doesn’t actually go in your mouth. In fact, you will want to rinse your dentures thoroughly with water after their cleaning before putting them in.
Know when to see your dentist: Just because you have a new restoration doesn’t mean that visits to our Farmington Hills general dentist are over. Just like everyone else, you will want to come in for your biannual cleanings and to make sure that your dentures are still fitting properly. If dentures are starting to feel loose you will also want to make a trip to our office for an adjustment. Loose dentures can cause sores and infection.
Have questions about caring for your dentures? Are you interested in getting dentures in Farmington Hills, MI? Then it’s time you called Desai Dental Spa.