Just because the name somehow implies it, your false teeth don’t need any less attention than your actual, living teeth. As a matter of fact, it requires even more maintenance, since you will have to learn how to clean and store the set properly. Here are some useful tips and tricks for maintaining your trusty, sturdy false teeth.
Brush after Eating
Much like your real teeth, you surely wouldn’t want any food debris or particles stuck on your dentures, especially those that could eventually damage it. Hence it’s important that you remove your false teeth after eating and brush it like you would normally do. Make sure to wash and dry the rest of the denture fixture, too.
Ask your dentist about which denture solution is best recommend for you; be sure to wash your false teeth in this solution, regularly. Don’t just use conventional household cleaners or even toothpaste, as they might prove too abrasive for the job. Just remember to rinse your mouth right after you put them back in your mouth.
The Daily Soak
Here are some tips from Mayo Clinic about soaking your false teeth when not in use:
“Most types of dentures need to remain moist to keep their shape. Place the dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight. Don’t soak dentures with metal attachments in solutions that contain chlorine because it can tarnish the metal. Check with your dentist about properly storing your dentures overnight.”
After fitting you with new dentures, dental professionals, such as the dental experts in Dentures Done Right, would typically advice you on the frequency of your dental checkups. Make sure that you follow this schedule, and report any discomfort or problems that you’ve encountered while using your false teeth.
You should also look into dental offices that offer efficient denture repair, just in case you accidentally drop your teeth, or they wear down much quicker than they should. Furthermore, always remember that neglecting your new teeth will be just as bad as taking your permanent ones for granted.
(Article Information and Image from Denture care: How do I clean dentures? Mayo Clinic)