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Dentures Weston: How To Care for Your Dentures

Dentures Weston

When it comes to tooth replacement options like dentures Weston residents expect the very best. Although no one ever wants to lose their teeth, it is a very common experience for many people who just want to live as normal a life as possible.

Learn more about dentures Weston below and contact us today!

Cleaning Your Dentures

Dentures are conveniently removable so that you can remove and rinse them following every meal. If it is not possible to clean them following each meal, you should at least be rinsing and brushing them on a daily basis for the removal of food, plaque and food debris.

If your dentures Weston require adhesive, be sure to remove any remaining adhesive from your gums without using a denture cleanser. It is important to clean your natural teeth by brushing them, as well as cleaning the inside of your cheeks, tongue, and roof of your mouth.

Your dentures need to be soaked overnight in a solution that will be provided or recommended to you. A given brand of solution may have a special set of instructions, so follow them carefully.

Dentures weston with patient

As important as it is to regularly clean your dentures, it is equally important to avoid cleaning them with the wrong things, like:

  • Abrasives. Using harsh cleansers and strong-bristle brushes can significantly damage your dentures.
  • Whitening toothpaste. This type of toothpaste tends to be extremely abrasive.
  • Bleach products. Bleach will change the color of your dentures and weaken them. Metal attachments used with your dentures can also be tarnished by bleach.

Handling Your Dentures

Before you replace your dentures Weston, be sure to completely rinse them, particularly when using a cleansing solution. You don’t want any of the solution’s chemicals in your mouth because it can cause pain, vomiting or burns.

Dentures are very susceptible to breakage when dropped. Whenever you handle them, be sure to grasp them using a firm grip over a towel. Alternately, you could hold them over a filled sink.

Storing Your Set

Your dentures can warp if they have become dried out or been in contact with hot water. Whenever your dentures are not in your mouth, they should remain in water kept at room temperature or a denture solution.

Do not use a paper towel to wrap your dentures Weston. The paper will not harm them, but you or another person could easily mistake the paper for trash that gets thrown away.

Protect your dentures by keeping them out of reach of young children and animals. Kids are fascinated with dentures and may consider them a toy, while dogs may chew them.

Dentures weston

No matter how you care for your dentures Weston, they will likely need replacement eventually. This is because you will probably experience some degree of bone loss over time, and your gum tissue is constantly changing. This will lead to loose dentures over time.

Learn More

Contact our team of prosthodontists to learn more about caring for dentures. New and existing patients may call (781) 894-0347 or request an appointment online.

 

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