When it’s time to get dentures, it is important to know that your lifestyle will have to change a bit. After all, if you want them to last as long as possible, there will be some efforts made that you just aren’t used to. Like many other dental appliances, dentures will have to be taken special care of to last for as long as intended, or even longer. Here are a few tips to help you take better care of your dentures:
- As much as possible, stand over a folded towel, or a basin of water, or carpeted floors, or basically, anything clean and soft when handling your dentures to prevent them from breaking.
- Dentures should be placed in a glass of plain water or denture cleanser soaking solution when not being worn. Warm water is not advised as it can cause warping.
- Dentures will have to be brushed like natural teeth to rid them of food deposits and prevent plaque build-up, as well as stains.
- The gums, tongue and palate should also be brushed at least once every day. Preferably, use a soft-bristled brush and do this every morning, before the dentures are inserted.
- Any breaks, chips, cracks on the dentures should be reported to the dentist immediately. So too should be any feeling of looseness. Any attempt of adjusting the dentures yourself may only result in irreversible damage.
- Missing teeth don’t only look bad, they’re also bad for the health.
Visit your dentist today to have your missing teeth replaced with dentures so you can have your smile back again and for you to not have to suffer from further health complications resulting from missing teeth.
For more information about dentures, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561-691-0020 or visit www.pbcperio.com.
Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens and all surrounding areas.