4 Maintenance Tips For Complete Dentures

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Do you have complete dentures that you want to take good care of, but are not sure how to do so? By ensuring that you look after your complete dentures their lifetime will be increased, which will decrease maintenance related costs. With that thought in mind. Here are 4 top tips to keep in mind for taking care of your complete dentures:

1. Don't Use Household Products

You should not clean dentures with common household products such as toothpastes, because they will be too abrasive. Over time this abrasion will cause the dentures to deteriorate in the quality of the appearance.

Furthermore, do not use bleach as it can whiten the pink portions of the complete dentures. This will give your smile an unnatural look.

2. Care Even While Not In Use

When not wearing your dentures make sure they are submerged in water so that they are in a moist environment. If they are placed in a dry environment, then they will dry out which causes them to lose their shape.

Having said that, make sure your dentures can handle being kept in water for long periods of time. Some dentures have metal components that are not well suited to prolonged periods in a water based environment. A denturist can advise you on the proper course of maintenance if your complete dentures have a metal component.

3. Clean Daily

Just like you would with your natural teeth, you have to clean complete dentures on a daily basis. This ensures that any plaque and food is removed. Daily brushing will also prevent a scenario where permanent stains begin to form. Such stains can only be removed by going to the denturist to get the dentures repaired with new material.

It's important to use a brush that has very sensitive and has soft bristles to ensure the dentures will not become damaged over time. Also, brush the dentures with soft strokes to avoid causing any damage to them.

4. Visit The Denturist Every 6 Months

Regardless of how well your dentures are looked after, you'll still need to visit the denturist to have them modified. That's because over time your mouth changes like the rest of the human body. The bone that supports the dentures can shrink, which means the dentures must be modified to match the new bone structure.

Otherwise the dentures will be loose – consequently, the repeated action of biting into food can cause them to become damaged.


17 June 2015

A Beautiful, Healthy Smile

Do you want to do everything in your power to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy? To help you accomplish this worthwhile task, consider visiting your trusted dentist twice each year. During this time, you can get your pearly whites cleaned and examined. Besides seeing your dentist semi-annually, brush your teeth at least twice each day. Make sure to floss at least once a day too. Drink a glass of water after mealtimes. Doing so helps wash away food particles on your teeth. On this blog, I hope you will discover simple, ingenious tips to help you maintain your gorgeous smile. Enjoy!