As you may already know, dentures are removable teeth that are designed to sit on your gums and jawbone. They are meant for more than talking and eating. Your teeth also keep your jawbone in place to maintain the structure of your bones and muscles.
While having denture is a tremendous help in your life, caring for them is equally important. Without proper care of your dentures, you can reduce the lifespan of your dentures.
Here are four steps on how to clean and care for your dentures properly:
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 let you know if they are a great option for you. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a smile you can be thankful for this holiday season.