A denture replaces your natural teeth and improves aesthetics. You need to take care of your denture like you take care of your natural teeth. But here is a catch – Denture requires much more than brushing. In this post, we will discuss how you can take care of your East Village dentures.
- Rinse your denture: Wash your denture under running water after every meal to remove food debris. Hold the denture firmly to avoid dropping it on the floor. You can place a towel in the basin area to prevent breakage even if it slips by mistake.
- Handle with care: While removing the denture from your mouth, handle it with care and do not bend the acrylic plate or metal wire(if present).
- Clean your mouth: After removing the denture, clean your remaining natural teeth, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush or gauze piece.
- Brush your denture daily-Soak your denture and brush your denture twice daily with a toothbrush and a denture cleansing agent. Don’t use the denture in your mouth.
- Soak dentures overnight: Most of the dentures require moisture. So soak your denture in water or a denture-soaking agent. Ask your dentist about the instructions for denture storage, as there are variations according to the denture material.
- Rinse: Rinse your denture again before putting it in the mouth because denture cleansers contain chemicals that may cause burns, vomiting, or pain if swallowed.
- Visit a dentist regularly: Your dentist will tell you the frequency of your visits for professional denture cleaning.
- Take an appointment if the denture becomes loose-fitted: Loose dentures can lead to sores, irritation, or infection. So visit your dentist if you feel that the denture is becoming loose.
Things to avoid
- Abrasive cleansers: Do not use cleaners that contain highly abrasive material. Avoid stiff-bristled brushes or strong cleansers.
- Whitening toothpaste: Whitening toothpaste contains peroxide that may bring color changes to the denture.
- Bleach-containing products: Do not put your denture in a solution containing a bleaching agent as it discolors your denture and makes it brittle.
- Hot water: Don’t clean your denture with hot water.
Dentures can not only make your smile beautiful, but they fulfill the functional purpose too. So follow these instructions to increase the life of your denture. Consult your dentist if you are feeling any discomfort with the denture.