How to Properly Care for Your Dentures

If you and Dr. Joel Smith have recently decided that dentures are the right dental option for you, then it’s crucial to know how to properly care for them in order to ensure that they last as long as possible. From soaking them in an overnight solution to abstaining from certain foods, this article will discuss different ways to care for your dentures.


Overnight Solution

Before you run to your local grocery store or pharmacy, ask Dr. Joel Smith about what denture solution is best for your specific type of dentures because some solutions can actually cause more harm than good. Once you have learned what kind of solution is safe for you to use, get into the habit of soaking your dentures in the solution every night as soon as you take your dentures out. These solutions are designed to rid your dentures of any harmful bacteria or plaque, leaving you with a fresher looking set of teeth.

denturesBrush After Meals

It might seem counterintuitive to brush your dentures and soak them in an overnight solution but it will actually be more beneficial in the long haul. Because your dentures are acting as your natural teeth, it’s easy for plaque, bacteria, and tartar to build up on them after you eat certain foods or drink certain beverages. That’s why it’s important to brush your dentures after every meal— if the occasion permits. Brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush will help to get rid of any harmful substances that may attack your teeth.

Abstain from Certain Foods

If you’re a candy lover, then this suggestion might be the last thing that you want to hear. However, candy like taffy and even hard candy like Jolly Rancher’s can wreak havoc on your dentures and can cause them to become loose and uncomfortable. Instead, try to eat a candy that doesn’t put that much stress on your gums and dentures such as sweet tarts.

Caring for your dentures will help to give you a long lasting smile that is sure to be the envy of all of your friends and family. To learn more about dentures or how to properly care for them, contact Dr. Joel Smith’s office today!


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