Wearing removable dentures is able to improve the quality of life in different ways, including enhancing confidence in your smile and improving normal chewing. These dentures can comprise a natural-looking framework or they may comprise metal with clasps. Sometimes, though, you can have the removable dentures attached to existing teeth using precision attachments. What you will notice about removable dentures and their components is that they tend to trap food debris. Therefore, you need to ensure they remain clean throughout.
First, ensure that you observe the recommendations a dentist provides you regarding cleaning dentures. When cleaning them, stand over a sink or have a soft surface like a folded towel. In case the prosthesis slips off the hands and falls, it won't get damaged. Don't use toothpaste because it is considered abrasive to the parts of the removable denture.
You need to brush the dentures every day to help prevent plaque, bacteria, and food deposits from building up. This helps prevent the dentures from getting stained permanently. When brushing teeth make sure the brush has soft bristles. Ensure you rinse the denture well with running water. Apply denture cleaner, and then brush gently. Lastly, keep the dentures moist always so that they do not lose their shape. You may want to soak the prosthesis in a cleaning solution or denture cleanser overnight every night.
Over time, you may need to get partial dentures adjusted if your mouth naturally changes with age. As the mouth changes in shape as you age, it affects the fits of the dentures. And you know wearing a poorly fitting removable denture can lead to gum recession. Ill-fitting dentures can also lead to infections and sores. Contact our office if you need dentures or want to get them adjusted. If you need tips on how to clean them, contact us too. Schedule your appointment.
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