December 14, 2019

How do I care for my dentures?

Dentures or false teeth are the prosthetic devices used to replace the missing teeth and are supported by the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. Whether they are completely or partially removable, dentures require special care. Cosmetic dentistry Toronto provides you tips on how to take care of your dentures and increase their life span.

Here are a few golden rules for taking care of dentures:

  1. Take them out before going to bed: You should give your denture a break. Take them out before going to bed. This will help your mouth tissue to recover from the wear and tear of the day. Soak them in warm water before going to bed. This removes plaque, bacteria, stains, tartar, etc from the dentures.
  2. Be careful: Handle your dentures with care. Clean them with a towel or water in case they drop. Don’t use toothpicks, strong cleaners or brushes to clean them.
  3. Daily clean your dentures: You should brush your dentures daily to remove stains, tartar or plaque. Use abrasive toothpaste, dental paste, regular hand soap, mild dishwashing detergent to clean your dentures.
  4. Don’t ignore your gums: In case if you have complete dentures, rinse your mouth and gums with soft toothbrush or washcloth and a mouthwash. In case of partial dentures, regular brush and floss your teeth daily.
  5. Visit your dentist at least once a year: In case if you develop sores in the mouth, don’t ignore them and visit your dentist. These sores may be cancerous. At least visit your dentist once a year for regular check-ups.
  6. Visit the dentist if there is a change in fit: The gums and bones in mouth changes with time and this will lead to improper denture fit. Poorly fitting dentures can cause sores, pain and burn in the mouth. In case if this happens, visit your dentist immediately. This could be a sign of periodontal disease.
  7. Take nutritious food: Take a well-balanced diet. Even if it is painful to bite and chew fresh fruits and vegetables, try to take the nutrition through juices. Proper nutrition slows down the gum diseases also.

What to avoid in case of dentures?

Here is the list of materials that can damage your dentures:

  1. Harsh toothpaste
  2. Stiff bristled brushes
  3. Strong cleaners
  4. Abrasive cleaning materials
  5. Peroxide-containing toothpaste
  6. Hot water
  7. Beach containing products can damage and change the color of dentures.
  8. Chlorine solutions as they can damage the metal attachments of the dentures.
  9. Never try to bend dentures
  10. Never try to adjust or repair dentures yourself.

Visit your cosmetic dentist Toronto to take care of your dentures and oral health. Dr. Adam Chapnick and the team have years of experience in handling your teeth problems. They provide you with the best solution for your healthy teeth.