Top Tips For The Proper Care Of Your Dentures
When you have your new full or partial dentures fitted, it can be make such a difference to the quality of your life as you have fewer restrictions with food, a better ability to bite and chew, reduced speech problems and an improved appearance. With all the benefits that dentures provide, you want to make sure they’re well looked after.
Today, we’ll be talking about how you can properly care for your dentures so you can avoid costly repairs.
Handle with care
A lot of damage to dentures occurs when they’re accidentally dropped. Dentures are delicate and need to be treated carefully. Always clean your dentures over a folded towel or basin of water so the fall will be cushioned if they drop. Be mindful about where you put your dentures down, even if it’s only for a minute, so they’re not in a position where they can easily be knocked off.
Make sure you get into the habit of cleaning your dentures regularly. Rinse your dentures after every meal and give them a thorough clean at night before bed to remove any food and build up. Choose a soft toothbrush as a harder toothbrush can cause wear over time and use a mild soap or specialist denture cleaner. Avoid toothpaste and whitening products as these are far too abrasive for your dentures – if you have excessive build up on your dentures, contact your dentist for advice. To avoid your dentures warping, you should avoid water which is too hot and opt for warm water only.
Keep them moist
It’s important that you keep your dentures moist when you’re not wearing them to stop them drying out and losing their shape. Always store your dentures in water or a denture solution. Depending on how your dentures were manufactured, some denture soaking solutions won’t be appropriate so always make sure you follow your dentist’s instructions when it comes to storing them when not in use.
Visit your dentist
If you notice minor damage to your dentures, don’t just ignore it as this can lead to further damage and can mean that your dentures can’t be repaired. Make an appointment as soon as possible with your dentist so they can take a look at your dentures to see what can be done. Remember, repairs are much cheaper than a full replacement. If you notice damage, don’t try to fix it yourself – some people try to bend or modify their own dentures which isn’t a good idea as it could cause more issues.
Carillon City Dental provide partial or full dental dentures which can give you back your smile. Our qualified dentists will provide an expert consultation in the relaxed atmosphere of our state of the art clinic which is conveniently located in the heart of the CBD. We’re partnered with expert dental prosthetic labs to provide a quality product which will stand the test of time.
For denture services in Perth, contact Carillon City Dental on (08) 9322 5340.