Partial or full dentures are removable prosthetic devices that can give you the beautiful, whole smile you deserve. If you lose teeth due to accidental damage or teeth need to be removed because of potential health risk or infection, dentures are the best way to restore your smile. Just like natural teeth, dentures require proper maintenance and care to keep them stain-free and healthy. Here are a few denture care and cleaning tips from the dental professionals at Toothworks Dentistry.
Rinse After Eating
Food particles and other sticky debris can lodge themselves into your dentures, changing they way they fit to your mouth and making them uncomfortable to wear. After you finish eating, it’s important to remove your dentures and give them a quick rinse to wash away any stuck-on bits on food.
Brush Daily and Soak Overnight
To remove plaque and other bacterial buildup, take out your dentures and brush them with a nonabrasive dental cleanser. To keep your dentures as clean and sparkling as possible, remove them each night before you go to sleep and place them in a denture-soaking solution over night. Remember to give your dentures a thorough rinse after brushing or leaving them to soak because denture cleansers and soaking solutions aren’t made to be ingested by people.
Schedule Regular Dental Visits
Your dentist can have your dentures cleaned professionally cleaned using innovative tools to get a deeper clean then you could get at home. They can also re-fit your dentures if you’ve been experiencing discomfort or if you jaw has changed shape since you were initially outfitted for dentures. Loose dentures are not only uncomfortable, they can also cause cuts, sores and infections that can lead to more serious oral health issues.
At ToothWorks Dentistry, we provide the highest quality dental care in Edmonton and the surrounding area. We craft custom-made dentures to give you the most natural-looking smile possible, as well as follow-up cleaning and maintenance service so your dentures can stay clean and comfortable for a long time to come. For more information about our oral care services and to book an appointment with one of our dental professionals today, contact us at ToothWorks Dentistry.