If you are already wearing dentures, then you know how important it is to take care of your dentures. Dentures are an investment, and you want them to continue to look as good as new for as long as possible. That means cleaning them daily, as well as taking special steps to keep them from breaking or becoming damaged.
Here are some tips that can help you out!
Caring for the dentures
Knowing how to care for your dentures can make the process of adjusting to them easier. At first, dentures may feel awkward or bulky. However, after an adjustment period, the dentures will fit comfortably in your mouth. In order to keep them from changing in shape or becoming uncomfortable, you should care for them properly.
It’s critical to clean your denture daily, but make sure you do so gently.
- Using hot water or cleansers with harsh abrasives can cause your dentures to lose their shape and wear down faster.
- It’s also important to brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush. This will help remove plaque and bacteria that can cause bad breath.
- Taking care of your dentures is essential to keeping them looking their best and preventing bacteria buildup. If you have any questions about how to properly care for your dentures, ask your dentist.
- In addition to daily cleaning, you’ll also need to wash your dentures regularly. Just like your natural teeth, dentures can become stained or covered in bacteria. Using a denture cleaner will not only keep them clean, but it will also help them to retain their shape.
You’ll experience some tenderness following dental surgery. This should not last more than two weeks. If your discomfort lasts longer, please contact our office.
You will likely have some mild soreness in your lower jaw and gums. We’ll give you a supply of pain relief medication to help minimize discomfort. If the pain is more severe, please call our office. You may experience some difficulty speaking or chewing, but these symptoms should subside in a few days.
Denture adhesives help extend the life of your dentures by keeping them in place. However, they shouldn’t be used as a replacement for denture adhesive creams. While adhesives can help, they aren’t meant for every meal. Adhesives can be used only 3-4 times per day, as opposed to adhesives creams, which should be used every 3-4 hours.
For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Stonewater Dentistry at 4450 N Tenaya Way, Suite 225, Las Vegas, NV 89129. Call us at (702) 734-5000 for appointments.