As you may already know, dentures are removable teeth that are designed to sit on your gums and jawbone. It is important to support your gums and jawbone. Dentures will help you eat, maintain the structure of your gums and jaw, and support facial muscles in your cheeks. That is why it’s important to use dentures in order to replace your missing teeth.
Without proper care, your dentures can become misshaped, and ruined, reducing the lifespan of your dentures. To avoid this, our team has provided four steps you can take so your dentures can stay clean and in proper shape. The four steps include:
1. Rinse the dentures: Begin the cleaning process by rinsing your dentures before brushing. This will remove any particles or debris in your appliance.
2. Brush the dentures: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush your dentures gently.
3. Brush your oral cavity: Brush your gums, cheeks, and tongue gently to remove any plaque or bacteria that resides in your mouth.
4. Soak your dentures: When you’re not wearing your dentures, be sure to soak them in water or denture cleaner to prevent them from drying out and warping.
If you still have questions about your dentures, please call our office. Your dentist will be able to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and let us help you have a great holiday season.