There’s a lot of learning that comes with wearing your dentures. Whether it comes to talking, eating, or even smiling with confidence, you’re likely to have to develop many new skills for your prosthetic to feel perfectly natural.
However, maybe the most useful skill to develop is being able to care for your dental implants effectively. Denture care isn’t all that difficult, but there’s no doubt that it’s exceedingly important. With that in mind, here are a few tips that can help you maintain your prosthetic effectively.
Tip 1: Soak Your Dentures Overnight
Given how comfortable modern dentures are, it can be tempting to want to wear them to bed. However, your gums need time to breathe after a full day of wearing your prosthetic, so it’s important to take them off while you’re sleeping.
Conveniently, this gives you an opportunity to soak your dentures in cleaning solution, breaking up bacterial buildup that may have developed on your prosthetics.
Tip 2: Brush Thoroughly
You might have thought that not having any teeth may have eliminated the need to brush your teeth. However, that’s not the case. For one, even if you don’t have to worry about plaque deposits on your teeth, you may still start to develop bacterial buildup on your gums. The same is true for your prosthetic.
For that reason, it’s critically important that you keep up with brushing, cleaning both your prosthetic and your gums.
Tip 3: See Your Dentist Often
No matter how well-made your dentures are, or how well you take care of them, eventually they’ll have to be relined, repaired, or replaced. This is the sort of thing that can be hard to discover on your own, which is part of why having a dentist to look at your mouth often is so important.
If you want to ensure that your dental prosthetic is as enduring as possible, you should make sure to see your dentist at least twice a year so that they can check the integrity of your dentures. You can also ask them about your dental hygiene, and they’ll be able to give you advice on what you should do.
About Our Practice
Here at Advanced Smile Design, we believe that incredible oral healthcare doesn’t have to be difficult. When you’re here, you’ll find a dedicated dental team that will not only afford you incredible dental care, but will be with you through every step of the process. No matter what dental need you could have, or how minute it is, we’re happy to be by your side.
If you have any questions at all about how to take care of your dentures, feel free to reach out to us. We can be reached at our website or by phone at (215) 659-3334.