There are right and wrong ways to wear dentures, take care of them, and eat or speak with them. The following information gives you more details about avoiding mistakes.
Brushing with Toothpaste and Brushing Too Hard
When you have dentures, they are made of materials that require another type of dentifrice – a formula made for brushing a denture material, such as acrylic. Using toothpaste can end up being too abrasive, so it is better to use a denture cleanser or dentifrice made for cleaning dentures. You also want to use a soft denture brush or soft toothbrush when brushing your dentures. Do not brush too hard, as doing so, again, can lead to abrasion and damage your prostheses.
Not Seeing Us for Yearly Exams
Some people think they do not need to have regular dental exams once they get dentures. However, you need to schedule yearly appointments with us to ensure the health of your gums and the proper fit of your dentures. We can check on gum shrinkage during your appointment and check with you to see if you might want to upgrade to a fixed or all-on-4 denture restoration requiring implants. You still need to see us to ensure the health of your gums and longevity of your new restoration.
Eating the Wrong Kinds of Foods
When edentulous patients get dentures, they think they can eat just about anything. However, some foods can crack or fracture a denture, so you need to make sure you use some discretion when selecting foods. Stay away from hard candies or anything too crunchy that may damage your dentures. Also, you want to avoid foods that may slip underneath a denture and irritate your gum.
Do you have questions about wearing dentures? If so, we can answer any of your concerns. Give us a call to schedule a dental consultation now. We can set aside a time that can be integrated with your daily schedule.
Dental Blog | Wausau, WI | Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry Dr. David Wanserski, DDS, from Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, has created this informative blog to help educate the community. Learn more. Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, 550 N. 17th Ave. Wausau, WI 54401, (715) 848-2435, wanserskidental.com, 12/4/2023, Page Keywords: Prosthodontist Wausau WI,