Top Tips For Dentures
Getting new dentures can be a big deal for a lot of patients, especially if this is your first set.
We understand that loosing your teeth at any age can be a difficult time and we will endeavor to make your journey as pleasant as possible.
We have compiled our top tips to ensure your dentures last a long time and you get the most out of them.
Like our natural teeth, it is important that your dentures are cleaned on a daily basis. Our mouths are a haven for bacteria and as a result, the dentures can start to get very grubby. If not cleaned effectively, the bacteria can be left in your mouth for long periods of time and may cause gum discomfort and even lead to infections.
How To Clean Dentures
We advise putting a soft towel in the sink in case they are dropped (for a soft landing) and to use warm soapy water and a toothbrush all over. You can also buy special denture cleaner.
When To Have A Break From Dentures
At night time we advise that you have a break from wearing your dentures and leave them in a glass of water so they don’t dry out and break (during the day our mouths keep them nice and wet).
We always custom make our dentures but they will always be considered a foreign body so its good to give your mouths time to breathe, which makes night time an ideal candidate.
If you start to feel that your dentures suddenly doesn’t fit as well, you may need what is known as a denture reline. This is when we reline the base of the denture to fit your mouth nicely again. Over time our mouths can change which means the once well fitting denture is no longer fitting as well.
To find out more information about dentures please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.