5 Top Tips For Proper Care Of Your Dentures

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5 Top Tips For Proper Care Of Your Dentures


Teeth are very essential part of the human body. Teeth helps us in chewing our food. They also give a proper shape to our face, help in speech, thereby enhancing our confidence. If for some reason a few or all of your permanent teeth have either fallen out or been removed, then you might be using artificial teeth i.e. dentures. If you’re missing all of your natural teeth, then you might be using complete false teeth; or if you are missing just one tooth or a few teeth, then you might be using partial false teeth.

If you have dentures or false teeth, then it is very important to take care of them. We have jotted down some tips that will help you to take proper care of your artificial teeth.

Tips to take proper care of your dentures

1. Rinse your dentures after you eat & thoroughly clean them daily:

In order to remove the remains of food particle being stuck in your false teeth, rinse them thoroughly after you eat.

If your artificial teeth get plaque, then it can lead to problems in the tissues like infection and irritation. There are special types of soft bristled brushes available for your false teeth, not the one you use for regular teeth. You can use regular hand soap, mildly abrasive tooth paste or the dental paste for cleaning of your dentures.

Avoid

· Do not use denture cleaners in your mouth.

· Do not wear your false teeth for long.

· Don’t use abrasive toothpaste for whitening of your false teeth.

2. Handle your dentures with utmost care

Dentures can break easily and therefore you need to take extra care of them. Try cleaning them over folded towel or in a bowl of water. While you are not wearing your false teeth keep them out of reach of your children or pets.

Avoid

· Don’t use toothpicks while wearing dentures.

· Don’t use hard brushes or strong cleaners for cleaning your false teeth.

3. Give them a break from your mouth

Take off your dentures before going to bed. This will relax your mouth muscles.

If you don’t have an option to take off your artificial teeth at night, then make sure you remove them for at least six to eight hours at another time of the day. It is recommended to soak your dentures in warm water if they have metal clasps. If they don’t have metal clasps, you can use half vinegar – half water solution or a special denture cleanser. Also, take note of manufacturer’s instructions on soaking and cleaning solutions. Soaking will help you get your false teeth free from stains, plaque, tartar and bacteria.

Avoid

· Avoid Denture-soaking solution to be swallowed. It can cause vomiting, nausea, etc.

· Don’t use hot or boiling water for cleaning your artificial teeth.

4. Watch for changes in the fitting of your dentures

The gums and bones in our mouth change over time. This can lead to an improper fitting of your false teeth. You should immediately check-in with your dentist.

Improper fitting of your dentures can cause abdominal gas from swallowing air. It is very important to get checked with your dentist as dentures that don’t fit properly can be a sign of periodontal disease.

Avoid

· Don’t take too long to visit dentist if you encounter improper fit of your artificial teeth.

· Don’t bend or damage the plastic of your artificial teeth while cleaning.

· Don’t mend your false teeth yourself.

5. Take Nutritious Diet and look after your whole mouth

Most of the times it happens that your false teeth make it difficult or painful to bite and chew fresh fruits and vegetables. Because of this, there is a risk you’re missing out on essential nutrients. Therefore, make sure that you are eating a well-balanced diet including nutrients essential for your body.

A healthy diet results in a healthy mouth.

Avoid

· Don’t eat fruits with cover. Peel off the outer cover or drink fruit juices to remain healthy.

Over To You

It is advised to schedule regular dental checkups, like any other health intervention, to keep your false teeth healthy and clean. The dentist will examine your dentures along with checking inside of your mouth.

At Clear Choice Dental, you can feel relaxed that your family will be treated professionally and with utmost care including dentures. To discuss your oral health and denture options, call Clear Choice Dental at (08) 6001 6150 today or schedule your appointment at the website.


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