When it comes to replacing missing teeth with dentures, there is some information you should know when it comes to caring for them. Even though false teeth can’t get cavities like natural tooth enamel, they require daily care to maintain their quality and appearance. Below, we have provided some recommendations on proper care for dentures that we hope will be of use for you.
You should clean your dentures on a daily basis, to remove bacteria or food particles. Use a denture brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush, as well as a toothpaste for dentures, to gently scrub the appliance. Regular toothpaste can be too abrasive to safely wash the appliance. During this time, make sure you are standing over a sink full of water or with a towel to cushion the dentures in case you drop them.
Whenever your dentures are not in your mouth, they should be soaking in a denture solution to keep them moist and help them retain their shape. If your dentures do sustain any damage, become warped or the shape of your jaw changes, allow our doctor to repair the appliance instead of trying to change it at home, where you might further damage them.
Contact Classic Smiles at 407-293-3002 today to learn more about proper denture care in Ocoee, Florida, from Dr. Susanne Baaqee and our team.