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You Gotta Fight for Your Bite: How to Take Care of Dentures

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Greg Riley @ 9:15 pm

Dentures have significantly improved over the decades, and modern models are so comfortable and lifelike that wearers and casual observers often don’t notice that they’re there. These appliances are designed to be long-term investments that can last up to ten years with the proper care. Here’s a brief overview of what makes an excellent denture care regimen so you can keep your appliance in great shape for years to come.

How Can I Prevent Food Particles from Accumulating on My Dentures?

Dentures are designed to look great, but they need to be kept clean to prevent unsightly buildups and stains from forming. One of the best ways to keep food debris from accumulating on your appliance is to remove and thoroughly rinse it with warm water after eating or drinking. Whenever you take your dentures from your mouth, it’s important to remember that they are fragile and can be easily broken. It’s a great idea to remove your dentures over a sink after filling it with warm water and placing folded towels over the countertop to create a cushion in case you drop them.

How Should I Clean My Dentures?

Dentures must be thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis. After removing them, use a soft-bristled brush and an approved denture cleanser to remove any plaque and food debris as well as any lingering denture adhesive. While mild soap can be a good choice for cleaning dentures, toothpaste, teeth whitening products, and hot water are too harsh or abrasive for dentures and may cause scratches or warping. This can ruin the way dentures look and the way they fit.

When Should I Soak My Dentures?

Your gums and your dentures need about eight hours apart every day so that your mouth can rest and clean itself. Wearing your dentures continuously or while sleeping can exhaust your gums and prevent them from getting adequate circulation. Before bed, remove and clean your dentures and soak them in warm or cool water overnight to keep them moist.

Never attempt to fix your own broken dentures. Household products like superglue can be toxic, so you don’t want to use them on anything that goes in your mouth. If your appliance breaks, call your dentist for further instructions and to book an appointment. By taking excellent care of your dentures, you can help them last for as long as possible.

About the Practice

Juno Beach Smiles offers the finest dental health services that can be found in Juno Beach, FL. Led by Drs. Greg Riley and Duane Keuning, the staff ensures that each patient receives effective oral health treatments along with courtesy and compassion. The practice offers cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry as well as denture services. To learn more about proper denture care, contact the office online or dial (561) 622-7243.

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