For several years now, dentures have served as the solution for people who suffer from edentulism (the condition of being toothless at some degree). Despite the availability of newer options in the market, people still tend to opt for the traditional approach. For those who are thinking twice of getting the restorative appliance, know that dentures do more than just replacing lost structures. It also allows patients to regain normal functions that became more challenging after losing teeth. Aside from its aesthetic and functional benefits, denture-wearers can also enjoy improved oral, general, and even psychological health.
Dentures may be artificial, but it still deserves to be maintained well. Although getting cavities on the dental appliance is no longer possible, observing the right oral care practices is still imperative. Doing so secures the longevity of dentures and the health of the other oral structures.
To ensure that only the right denture care is performed, we at Sunny Isles Dental prepared a list of tips!
- Make sure to rinse dentures after taking them off and putting them back in the mouth to avoid the accumulation of bacteria.
- When cleaning, it is best to take precautions by placing a towel on the counter or filling the sink with water to avoid breakage.
- Do not use hot water or let dentures dry out since these practices can cause the appliance to warp beyond wear.
- Using a hard-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste is a no-no since doing so can cause serious damage to the appliance.
- Patients should not attempt to whiten their dentures using bleach since it will only make matters worse. Aside from discolouration, it may also cause the metal framework to corrode.
- Considering teeth whitening products? Know that these actually would not work with any prosthesis. Instead, it can even harm dentures due to its abrasiveness.
- Do not just wrap dentures in a cloth or tissue when removing them. Doing so increases the likelihood of misplacement or mistaking the appliance as trash.
- It is best to visit the dentist as advised or if any appliance-related issues are encountered.
At our practice, patients can expect that after getting dentures, the dentist would give tips on properly caring for the type of denture availed by a particular patient. It is done to help every denture-wearer enjoy their dental restorations longer!
Aiming to restore your teeth to as natural as it was before? Contact us to learn more about our Denture options in Sunny Isles Beach, FL, or to schedule your appointment with Sunny Isles Dental! Visit us at 17100 Collins Ave, Ste. 213 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160.