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How to Properly Care for Your Dentures

Posted on 7/10/2023 by Dr. David Wanserski
How to Properly Care for Your DenturesDentures are dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. Dentures help restore your smile and the ability to chew food properly. However, like your natural teeth, it is important to take good care of dentures. This is because they could cause oral infections and other setbacks. Here are ways you can take good care of your dentures.

Brushing Them Daily

It is important to clean your dentures at least once daily. Soak and brush them with a soft-bristled denture brush. You can also use a non-abrasive denture cleanser for the best results. Brushing helps remove stuck food particles, plaque, and other debris. If you use denture adhesive, you recommend cleaning the grooves that fit against your gums to get rid of any remaining adhesive. It will also help if you run water over your dentures because it removes stuck food particles. You are warned against using denture cleansers inside your mouth because they could cause infections.

Remove Dentures After Using

It is recommended that you remove dentures at the end of the day. This helps keep them in good condition and avoid bad breath. Furthermore, it helps prolong their lifespan and functionality. Soaking them overnight is also a good idea. It prevents them from getting dry and breaking. Therefore, you should soak them in an approved cleansing solutions overnight that help get rid of harmful bacteria. Avoid using unauthorized cleaning solutions that could be harmful to your oral health.

Avoid Certain Foods

There are foods that are not good for your dentures. Eating these foods will not only damage them but also affect your oral health. For instance, highly acidic foods and drinks should be avoided at all costs. Such foods could damage your dentures by eroding them. Visit our offices for more information on how to take good care of your dentures.
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Dr. David Wanserski, DDS, from Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, has created this informative blog to help educate the community. Learn more.
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