If you have recently decided to get dentures, but are a little ambivalent about how to properly care for them, you are not alone. Just like with any new dental or medical attachment, it can take some time and adjustment in order to get used to it. However, the great thing about dentures is that they are fairly easy to take care of, especially once you get into the routine of things.
Dentures are designed to act as your natural teeth would. You should be able to eat snacks like apples and enjoy a nice meal with your family and friends without having to worry about the pain and hassle of teeth that just don’t function properly. However, due to their ability to function like normal teeth, you should expect to care for them just like you would with your normal teeth. Get into the habit of thoroughly brushing your dentures after every meal in order to rid them of any plaque or tartar buildup that could lead to decay or other dental problems. Remember that just because they aren’t your natural teeth, doesn’t mean that they aren’t susceptible to things like decay or corrosion. In fact, it’s just as important to care for your dentures as it is to care for your natural teeth.
We’ve all seen episodes of Dennis the Menace in which Denace soaks his next door neighbors dentures in a solution that is less than appetizing. And although, you should only soak your dentures in a dental solution, you still need to follow basic denture protocol and soak your dentures every night. By soaking them, you are ridding them of any plaque or bacteria that may have built up throughout the day.
Many individuals associate getting new dentures with being off the hook for dental care and routines. However, this is far from the truth. It is important to care for your dentures just like you would your natural teeth. By brushing and soaking your dentures, you can ensure that they last long and that they can perform their job to their best ability.
To learn more about dentures or how to care for them, contact our office today!