Replacing missing teeth with dentures can help restore your smile and the ability to chew food properly. This will give you the confidence to interact with others. However, taking good care of your new dentures is very important. Lack of good care could trigger the accumulation of bacteria and the risk of oral infections. Luckily, you can eat the right foods for proper denture care, practice proper denture hygiene, and stay hydrated.
Eat the Right Foods
Upon getting your new dentures, there are certain foods you should avoid. Foods like corn on the cob or hard nuts are some of those you should avoid. During the first few weeks of wearing dentures, you should stick to soft foods like eggs, cooked vegetables, yogurt, potatoes, fish, and ice cream. While sticking to soft foods, you must maintain proper nutrition. Therefore, you should eat well-balanced meals and other healthy snacks.
Proper Denture Hygiene
Just like your natural teeth, dentures also need proper cleaning. This is because they can accumulate tartar and plaque that can cause oral infections. Dentures can also get stained. Therefore, it is important to brush your dentures using a denture brush or toothbrush. When brushing, use antibacterial soap and warm water. It is also important to soak your dentures in an overnight cleanser to get rid of food particles, debris, and bacteria. Always ensure the dentures are rinsed before reinserting them in your mouth.
Staying hydrated is also very important for your dentures and oral health. Therefore, you should drink lots of water on a daily basis. Note that there are several causes of dry mouth, with some medications being the trigger. Drinking enough water helps wash away food particles and bacteria on your dentures. This helps maintain good oral health and a bright smile. Contact our offices for more information on how to care for your dentures.
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 • 1/18/2022 • Key Phrases: dental implants Wausau WI •
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