Healthy Oral Hygiene: A Quick Guide To Denture Care

Sometimes because of aging factors or poor oral hygiene, multitudes lose their natural teeth, and at that time, dentures come in the picture. When we hear the world denture, we think about those pink-gummed artificial teeth that our grandparents use before taking their meals.

But what exactly dentures are? In layman language, dentures are the artificial replacement for missing teeth. They do not only help people to eat or speak properly but also bring back their charming smiles.

Here is a quick guide on how you can take good care of your dentures. Stay Tuned!

Thorough Cleaning

It is indispensable to remove and rinse the dentures after every meal. A thorough brushing followed by rinsing will prevent plaque formation and other stubborn food particles from getting accumulated.

Apart from that, you should soak your dentures in saltwater, white vinegar or baking soda to remove food debris.

Besides, use an effective mouthwash, and a separate brush can also help in cleaning the dentures.

Manage Your Dentures Properly

After brushing your dentures or cleaning them with a solution, don’t immediately put them back in. The cleaning solution consists of chemicals that can cause vomiting and irritations. Rub them with a clean cloth and then store them in a safe container.

Moreover, dentures are quite fragile and must be handled with care because if dropped, they will break and become unusable. Make sure that you don’t damage the material with abrasive cleaning.

Using Adhesives

This is one of the standard practices of every denture user. Adhesives are soluble in water and are non-toxic, which helps to keep the dentures in place. They come in various forms, such as powders, creams, liquids, or strips. You can choose the one that fits you the best.

You must always use only those adhesives that have an authentic acceptance seal, approved by renowned prosthodontists.         

Apart from that, it’s a big no-no to adhesives if you have cuts or soars in your mouth. Also, if you have any allergy to the product’s ingredients, don’t use it. Consulting your dentist beforehand is a good practice.

Denture Replacement Is Mandatory

Although the life of dentures is pretty long, using them for more than five years can dimish its positive effects. Over the years, the denture teeth wear out, and it needs to be realigned, remade, or replaced.

You must also have follow-up visits to your dentists if they need to be replaced. With aging, there are several face changes, such as increase or decrease in jawbones, weakening of gums, etc. and in that case, dentures become unfit.

So, it is necessary to use substitute dentures with proper consultation of your dentists.


Wrapping Up

These are some of the many informative tips to take appropriate care of your dentures. It is also necessary that you should have regular dental checkups every four to five months to get your dentures evaluated.

The doctors will not only check if your dentures fit correctly but also make sure that you don’t have any oral hygienic problems that can have ill-effects on both your dentures and health.