Just because you wear dentures it doesn't mean you should spend any less time with your oral care. Even though you have lost most or all of your remaining teeth good dental care is really important.The dentures you have purchased are an investment into your health and appearance so good dental care means you are quite simply watching over your investment.
Failure to take care of your dentures can result in stained, broken or ill fitting teeth which will make the dentures uncomfortable to wear.
You should be brushing your dentures at least once a day using a dental brush. You can also soak them overnight in a recommended solution, unless you usually wear them during sleep. Never use hot water to soak your dentures in as this will weaken them and cause the dentures to break. Don't leave your dentures in 24/7. If you don't remove them each night then try to do this for at a few hours each day. This will allow the tissue and oral structures supporting the dentures to rest.
In the morning it is important to rinse off the solution you have soaked them in and if using a mouthwash use non-alcohol wash for extra antibacterial properties. When you are brushing your dentures you should also be brushing your tongue and lightly brushing your gums. This will help to decrease the bacteria that are living in your mouth.
If you ever feel your dentures moving, notice a chip or crack, or experience any other problems it is vital you visit the CDT (clinical dental technician) that fitted your dentures immediately.
Well made and well fitted dentures are a really good investment for anyone that's lost their teeth, all it takes to protect that investment is a little time and effort.
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