Dentures are a very popular and effective solution for people who have lost natural teeth. If you have a denture, it’s really important to take good care of it to get the best out of it and reduce the risk of damage. Here are 4 top tips to help you care for your denture:
- Keep your denture clean: good oral hygiene is essential for everyone. Even if you don’t have any natural teeth, it’s vital to keep your denture clean to reduce the risk of oral infections and keep your gums healthy. Wash your denture with lukewarm water or denture cleansing solution at least once a day. When you’re cleaning your denture, avoid using hot water as this can cause the denture to become misshapen.
- Store your denture in a safe place: if you’re taking your denture out to give your gums a breather, make sure you store it in a safe place. It’s very easy to put a denture down and then forget about it, and this could result in damage.
- See your dentist on a regular basis: your mouth changes shape on a continual basis, and therefore, it’s beneficial to see your dentist frequently. Your dentist can check the condition and fit of the denture and they can also keep an eye on any remaining teeth and your gums. If you have sore gums or your denture feels loose, don’t wait for your next scheduled appointment. Call and book a consultation and we’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable again.
- Keep your denture moist: it’s important to keep your denture moist and to prevent it from drying out. When you’re not wearing your denture, keep it in a glass of soaking solution or water.
If you have any questions about your dentures or you’d like more tips, don’t hesitate to get in touch.