Places of Your Dentures That Are Easy to Miss When Brushing Them
Posted on 8/22/2022 by Dr. David Wanserski
If you have several missing teeth, dentures will come in handy. These are reliable oral appliances used to replace missing teeth. By doing so, they help restore your smile and confidence. Like your natural teeth, dentures also need thorough cleaning. You need to take good care of them to avoid any damages. This is because dentures tend to accumulate plaque and food particles, increasing the risk of a wide range of infections. When cleaning these oral appliances, you should be thorough because they are places you could easily miss.
Common Spots You Could Miss
If you eat while wearing dentures, plaque and food particles could easily get stuck in them. This is the same as sticking in permanent teeth. Mostly, plaque gets stuck on the edge of your dentures. You could also experience some stuck food particles in between these oral appliances. When brushing your dentures, you could easily miss these spots. Therefore, you need to be careful when cleaning your dentures. If you don't do so especially after having sticky meals, plaque will build up and increase the risk of infections. You are likely to develop conditions like gum disease and tooth decay. Plaque buildup found on your dentures could also result in bad breath. This is why you need to be very careful when cleaning your dentures.
We advise that you clean your dentures by brushing at least twice daily. You can brush them in the morning and at night. While you might be used to toothpaste, it is not ideal way to clean dentures. This is because toothpaste can damage dentures. Remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush when cleaning your dentures to avoid damage. There are specially designed toothbrushes that prevent any cases of scratches or denture damage. You should be thorough to avoid missing out on any spots. Contact us for more information on cleaning 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; 12/4/2023; Associated Words: Prosthodontist Wausau WI;