Monday, June 30, 2014

Tips on Caring for your Dentures

The importance of good oral hygiene is often neglected, which is why many people develop problems with their teeth and gums as they age. Regardless of whether you still have your complete set of pearly whites intact, or if you’re sporting some trusty dentures, you need to regularly brush and clean your teeth. Here are some tips for the latter:

  • There are many special toothbrushes designed to efficiently clean every corner of your dentures. If you are using an ordinary one for removable dentures though, use a separate brush for your natural teeth.
  • Don’t neglect your natural teeth. Having dentures over them for most of the day doesn’t excuse you from brushing and flossing properly.
  • Don’t let your dentures dry out at night. Before you sleep, remove them and soak them in a denture cleaning solution or some soapy water to keep them moist.
  • In the morning, rinse them and have them dry in a piece of absorbent cloth before replacing on your mouth.
  • Rinsing should also be a staple after every meal just as brushing is to your natural teeth. This helps prevent plaque from developing.

Keep your dentures clean and free of bacteria just as you should the rest of your pearly whites. Remember that dental problems don’t just stay in the mouth; it could also affect your immune system and other parts of your body.


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