So you got your shiny new dentures from Dr. Michael White in Chehalis, WA and you need a little more information on how to care for them? Read on to find out.
Caring for your dentures
- Storing your dentures in water prevents them from warping and cracking more easily if they fall to the floor.
- Brush your dentures with a denture cleaner like Polident, a gentle toothpaste, or a mild soap. Brushing clears away food, hardened tartar, and anything else that may be stuck to your dentures.
- Sometimes mold may grow on your dentures. Make sure to clear your dentures of all mold as this can lead to stomach problems and gum irritation.
- Remember to rinse your dentures thoroughly of all cleaning fluid as the solution can have side effects like vomiting.
Benefits Of Caring For Your Dentures
Your dentures are now a great addition to your smile! If well taken care of, your dentures can last 5 to 7 years. Taking great care of the same set of dentures is cost-effective, simple once the routine becomes second nature, and helps your face retain its shape.
Replacing Your Dentures
According to the American Dental Association, your dentures should be replaced when your dentures cause chronic inflammation and discomfort in your mouth, they are older than 5 years or have degraded to the point where they no longer function.
Don’t Forget The Rest Of Your Mouth
While you may be wearing dentures now, it is still important to take care of the parts of your mouth that support them. This means keeping the tongue and gums clean.
For more information on how to care for your dentures, contact Dr. White at his practice in Chehalis, WA. Dial (360) 748-0168 to schedule a consultation or speak with staff regarding existing dentures.