Caring for your Dentures

brooklyn-dentist-denturesOuch! Lose your tooth in a sports accident? Or perhaps you’re beginning to lose your teeth simply due to natural aging? Your dentist may recommend either partial or full dentures. Simply put, dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out of your mouth and replaced as needed. As with any dental devices, dentures do take some time to get used to and do require some routine care and maintenance, but modern dentures are more comfortable and easy to care for than ever before. If you’re given dentures, utilize these tips for ensuring that they look great and last for as long as possible.

Cleaning your Dentures:

As with regular teeth, dentures require daily cleaning and brushing. Gently clean your dentures each day by soaking and brushing with a non-abrasive denture cleaner. Overnight, soak them in water or a denture-soaking solution, so that they retain their shape and fit comfortably within your mouth. Additionally, it is wise to rinse them after eating. Simply remove your dentures after eating and run beneath warm water to remove any leftover particles.

Things to avoid:

Because dentures are delicate, you should avoid handling them with abrasive materials such as firm-bristle brushes and harsh toothpastes. Dentures are crafted to look as natural as possible, and so you should avoid any potentially bleaching materials, such as whitening toothpastes or bleach, as this may leave permanent and unnatural looking marks. Hot water and high temperatures can warp your dentures, and so it is important to not expose them to these high heats.

If you’re experiencing the loss of your tooth or teeth and are interested in finding an office that provides dentures in Brooklyn, give us a call at 718-768-111 or visit us online at slopedental.com!