If you recently found yourself adjusting to a new life with dentures, you are not alone. New dentures can feel awkward and unusual until you become accustomed to the feel and care of them. Caring for dentures is important because it lengthens the lifespan of your appliance. That is why our team is here to help you learn to care for your dentures.
Like your teeth, dentures should be brushed and cleaned daily. This will help keep your appliance clean and free from staining. There are steps you can take to ensure proper cleaning. These steps include:
1. Begin the cleaning process by rinsing your dentures before brushing. This will remove any particles or debris in your appliance.
2. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush your dentures gently.
3. Brush your gums, cheeks, and tongue gently to remove any plaque or bacteria that resides in your mouth.
4. When you’re not wearing your dentures, be sure to soak them in water or denture cleaner to prevent them from drying out and warping.
If you have questions about how dentures can help you, please contact your dentist. Your dentist can address any questions or concerns you have about living with dentures as well as any other oral care needs or questions. So, call us today and let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.