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How to Take Care of Your Dentures: A Checklist

July 31, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Suchi Chalasani
Dentures in Royal Oak, MI

Congratulations! You've decided to restore your smile with dentures and now you're enjoying the benefits of smiling with confidence again. Wearing a denture is a great way to immediately restore your teeth and facial structure.

As you're getting used to talking and eating with your new denture, it is a good idea for you to establish a daily cleaning routine for your appliance. Here are a few tips on keeping your denture clean and your mouth healthy.

Proper Denture Care

Your denture can easily be removed and should be cleaned each day. Rinsing it after meals will help to keep it clean throughout the day, and you should soak it at night in water or a denture cleaning solution. Soaking helps it stay moist and retain its shape.

You should also brush your denture daily with a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft bristled brush. This will remove any remaining food debris or other particles.

Cleaning Your Mouth With Dentures

After removing your denture, use gauze or a soft bristled brush to clean your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth.

Visit Your Dentist Yearly

You might think that your dental visits ended when all of your teeth were removed for your denture; however, you will need to visit your dentist for yearly denture checkups. Your dentist will examine your mouth, professionally clean your denture, and ensure that your denture continues to fit properly.

If you are experiencing slippage when talking or eating, or any other problems with the fit of your denture, it is important to contact your dentist right away. An ill-fitting denture can cause irritation and sores in your mouth if not adjusted properly.

Do you have additional questions about your dentures in Royal Oak? Contact your team at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak and we'll be happy to help!

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