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Proper Denture Care Tips

A confident smile translates into a confident person. And that confidence gives you the freedom to live the type of life you want. That’s why dentures can be such an important part of one’s life if you are dealing with discomfort and challenges caused by missing teeth. Using dentures can help you regain the functionality of teeth while also boosting your overall confidence quality of life.

Of course, whether you need full or partial dentures, all removable dentures require specific care in order to work properly. Read on to learn how to take care of your dentures.

Cleaning Your Dentures

To properly clean your dentures, carefully remove and rinse them off after you eat in order to prevent food buildup. This is the simplest way to keep your dentures clean. At the end of the day, remove your dentures for a more thorough cleaning. Brush them with a gentle brush and a denture cleaner, then store them overnight in either a denture solution or in water. Your dentist can help you choose the right option for your specific dentures.

Clean Your Mouth

After your dentures are removed, clean your mouth. This is especially important if you use denture adhesive, as it should be removed nightly. Brush any remaining natural teeth and be sure to gently clean the roof of your mouth, gums, and tongue.

Make and Keep Dentist Appointments

Regular dental check-ups will ensure that your dentures are working properly and fit securely. Not only will this help your dentures work properly, but it will also help to improve your overall comfort. Make an appointment at Longmeadow Family Dental Care and let us help keep you smiling!