Are you taking care of your dentures correctly? Today’s dentures are made from synthetic materials like plastic, porcelain or a combination of the two. No matter what the dentures were made from, one of the key elements to how long they could last is how well you maintain them.
While dentures are meant to look like natural teeth, their care can be similar and yet different at the same time. Dentures do need to be cleaned and brushed each day (similar to natural teeth) to remove plaque, bacteria and to help stop stains from taking hold and progressing. Before you brush, you may want to rinse off loose food particles from your dentures. Hard-bristled toothbrushes could scratch and damage dentures, and many toothpastes can be too abrasive to use. You could use a special denture brush to clean them, but often a soft-bristled brush can suffice.
With your dentures being made from such delicate materials, our doctor may recommend that you stand over a sink of water or a folded towel when cleaning them. Your dentures could break, chip or fracture as a result of an accidental fall.
When you aren’t using your dentures, you need to keep them moist. Dentures can be placed in a glass of water, or a soaking solution could be recommended by Dr. Bart Deering. If your dentures, they could potentially lose their proper shape.
If you would like more information about taking caring of your dentures, please contact Bart Deering DDS today at 972-271-4545. We would be happy to help you with your dental health care needs in Garland, Texas.