How To Care For Dentures
So, it’s that time. You’ve had dental work done and your dentist has prescribed dentures to fix the gaps in your beautiful smile. It can take some time to adjust to the feeling of dentures in one’s mouth, and you’ll probably be wondering how to best take care of your dentures so that they last. Denture care is relatively simple. It just takes a few steps to look after your dental implants and ensure that they’re always in good condition. The following guide has been put together by your nearby to Albany Creek dentist to demonstrate and inspire effective and efficient denture care.
You’ll notice when your dentures are finally ready, you might be asking, ‘What are dentures made of?’ Dentures are composed of steel bands and acrylic artificial teeth. These components are quite delicate in-tandem, so while it may possibly be tempting to test their strength upon first inspection, refrain from bending, folding or dropping the dentures in case they break!
The gaps between dentures and your teeth can very easily become filled with food detritus following a meal. This can lead to an unsightly condition as food particles can be very visible. By running a steady stream of cool water over your dentures in between meals you remove food debris and other loose elements from your dentures, sustaining a wholesome smile and clean, sparkling teeth when you pop ‘em back in. You may want to place a towel in the sink underneath your dentures just to be careful while washing. In the instance you drop them, they’ll be safe.
Good practice is to brush your teeth twice per day: once upon arising and once before settling in. Soak and gently brush them with a soft toothbrush and non-exfoliating denture cleaner (supplied by your nearby to Albany Creek dental clinic) to remove food deposits, plaque and any surplus denture adhesive. Always remove your dentures before brushing as dental cleaner is not fit for human consumption, and be sure to scrub away any leftover dental adhesive from your gums if you use it.
The steel components of your dental implants can warp if they are left too dry, consistently. Soak your dentures in a glass of water overnight to keep them nice and moist so that they retain their shape. Be sure to check with your dentist about overnight storage of your dentures. Always rinse dentures following an overnight soak, especially if you use a denture-soaking solution, as this can induce vomiting, cause pain or result in burns if swallowed.
We hope this guide has been helpful as you receive your dentures and continue to maintain good oral care. For all dental prescriptions, contact your near to Albany Creek dental, Care Dental Cashmere. We are licensed and willing to provide dental care advice to our patients and can book a consultation or appointment whenever you need it. Our hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and one of our friendly receptionists will be happy to greet you. Call 07 3882 6666.