We get one set of permanent teeth – what we do with that set of teeth is completely up to us. Unfortunately, many have gotten to the point that requires wearing dentures. Believe it or not, but dentures are not just for the elderly. By mistreating your smile, you run the chances of dental issues that will result in a loss of teeth. Dentures will restore your smile to what you once had, but there are some things you ought to know as far as maintenance is concerned. These teeth are no longer stuck in your mouth and need a different set of rules to keeping them intact for as long as possible. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind as you get used to wearing 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.
For more information about the maintenance of dentures, call Dr. Ladani in Schnecksville, PA at 610-799-0600 or visit www.extraordinarysmiles.net.
Dr. Sandip Ladani proudly serve patients from Schnecksville and all surrounding areas.