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The Importance of Cleaning Your Dentures Regularly


Posted on 7/24/2023 by Dr. David Wanserski
The Importance of Cleaning Your Dentures RegularlyIt is important that you take good care of your dentures, like treating your permanent teeth. Keep them as clean as possible to avoid various oral infections. When not cleaned properly, dentures can be dangerous to your oral health. Therefore, you should clean your dentures thoroughly at least once daily and after eating. Here are reasons why cleaning your dentures regularly is important.

Prevents Infections


Normally, when you fail to clean your teeth, you risk suffering from oral conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. This is exactly the case with dentures. If you don't clean them regularly, dentures will accumulate bacteria that will cause infections. Bacteria will move from dentures into the surrounding teeth and cause tooth decay. You could also suffer from fungal infections that cause more teeth loss. Furthermore, bacteria could also settle on your gums and cause gum disease. This is a serious oral condition that could advance to periodontitis if left untreated.

Bad Breath


Having a bad breath can be very embarrassing. If you don't clean your dentures properly, you could experience this condition. The plaque will accumulate on your dentures and form a layer around them. This will produce a foul smell that can be very uncomfortable. Luckily, you can prevent such occurrences by thoroughly cleaning your dentures. You can also soak them overnight for the best results.

Durability


One main cause of tooth loss among adults is poor oral hygiene. Similarly, if you don't take good care of your dentures, they won't last long enough. Therefore, you should clean your dentures properly to make them durable. This will save you the cost of having to replace your dentures after a short period. Furthermore, when dentures are not in good condition, they can be very uncomfortable to wear. Contact our offices for more information on the importance of cleaning your dentures.
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