If you recently received your first pair of dentures you may not be entirely sure on the proper ways to care for them. As your new set of teeth, it’s important to ensure that you’re keeping your dentures clean and strong. From how to brush them, to how to properly hold them, this article will discuss the best ways to ensure you are properly caring for your dentures.
- Rinse After Eating
Every time you eat a delicious meal, food and bacteria can get trapped in your dentures— which could inevitably lead to decay. In order to ensure that your dentures stay in the best condition possible, make sure that you rinse them after you eat every meal. Simply excuse yourself and go to the restroom and rinse them properly.
- Brush Morning and Night
Just as you would care for your natural teeth, it’s important to brush your dentures both morning and night. This will help to ensure that your dentures stay in the best condition possible and that they don’t fall apart in any way. When you are brushing your dentures, be sure to hold your dentures by using your thumb and forefinger. By properly holding your dentures while you are brushing your teeth, you can lower the probability of them falling onto the floor and breaking.
- Soak Overnight
Make sure that you soak your dentures in a denture cleaning solution overnight. This will help to prevent any bacteria or plaque from forming on your dentures. Just make sure that you follow the cleaning solution’s instructions on how much water to mix with the solution and how long to keep your dentures in the solution for.
- Regular Check-Ups
Just because you now have dentures doesn’t mean that you can get out of your regular dental check-ups. In fact, visiting the dentist is just as important when you have dentures as it is when you don’t. During your check-up, your dentist will look to make sure that your dentures fit properly and that your gums aren’t being overly irritated by them.
By following the above denture care tips, you can help to ensure that your dentures remain in the best possible condition.
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