Proper False Teeth Care Helps Prevent Damage that Needs Quick Repair

Smiling does not only make you beautiful, it also helps bring in more friends and life opportunities. Losing one or more of your teeth, on the other hand, can spell disaster to your relationship, job, and business. If only to avoid these unfortunate circumstances, you would want to take care of your teeth to preserve your beautiful smile. However, if you do lose some of your teeth, at least you can replace them with dentures or false teeth.

Once you’ve replaced your missing teeth with false ones, you have to make sure to take care of your oral cavity to avoid losing more teeth. Because your false teeth is made of a different material, you may have to take extraordinary measures to care for it compared to when you had complete permanent ones. False teeth are usually made of porcelain, although modern technology now allows for the creation of plastic-based dentures. How false teeth should be taken care of is elaborated in an article for WebMD.com.

Caring for Dentures

Hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid can be used for cleaning dentures. Household cleansers and many toothpastes may be too abrasive for dentures and should not be used. Also, avoid using bleach, as this may whiten the pink portion of the denture.

Just like your natural teeth, dentures can also be a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, simply because foodstuff can still be stuck on its surface. Bacteria may not be able to breakdown this plastic material but as they spread they can surely make it to other natural teeth, or to the gum, and start the infection there. Therefore, false teeth have to be cleaned just as frequently as you brush your natural teeth.

It’s not only the bacteria buildup that you have to worry about. Your partial dentures are weaker than your natural teeth, too, because they are not attached to your jawbones. If you bite them on hard food, they can break, and deformity can change the level of comfort experience while wearing them.

Never attempt to adjust or repair dentures yourself. Never bend any part of the clasp or metal attachments yourself; doing so can weaken the metal structure. “Do-it-yourself” repair kits can permanently damage dentures and over-the-counter glues may contain harmful chemicals.

In case of damage, get denture repair from where you first received your unit. At least there, the technician is already familiar with the dimensions of your oral cavity, and can quickly fix it. Offices like Dentures Done Right can help those in need of a healthy smile to avoid the discomfort (and sometimes pain) that comes with wearing damaged dentures.

 

(Source: Caring for Dentures, WebMD.com)

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