Caring For Your Dentures

Caring For Your Dentures

October 31, 2018

If you are currently a patient that has just been given dentures, or if you’re currently on the market for dentures, many questions can potentially be running through your head. Most importantly, for those that have just been installed and fitted with their new set of teeth can have many different kinds of questions that are important to ensuring that your dentures yields the best results possible. In the following article we will discuss what kind of special care dentures need, and also things that you would do well and ensuring to stay away from with dentures in your mouth.

Dentures Do Require Special Care

A fuse tips to remember when caring for your dentures include:

  • Be careful not to drop your dentures in the sink or on the floor
  • Report any damage to your dentures to your dentist
  • Bring your dentures to your dental exam appointments
  • Use a cleaner designed for dentures
  • Rinse dentures after eating
  • Use a denture brush to remove tartar and debris
  • Clean your mouth after removing your dentures
  • Keep your dentures in water or cleaner when not in use
  • Rinse your dentures before putting them in your mouth

What to Avoid with Denture Care

Even with all of that special care, there are a few things that can undo the progress that you make when caring for your dentures. Here are a few things to keep in mind to avoid when thinking of denture care:

  • Avoid whitening toothpaste or abrasives
  • Do not use bleaching agents on your dentures
  • Never boil your dentures
  • Do not use hot water
  • Do not let your dentures dry out

It is extremely important to remember not to forget your regular dental exams even if you have dentures. Here is where we can examine your mouth for any complications that may occur with your new teeth.

If you still have questions about dentures, or the caring of dentures, feel free to give our office a call today in order to set up an appointment to have your questions answered and your concerns heard. Henry Bowman, DDS and his team of professionals are excited to help you and your loved ones achieve optimal dental health at our Houston, TX, office. Give us a call today!

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