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Denture care essentials: The key to a healthy and natural-looking smile

Denture care essentials: The key to a healthy and natural-looking smile

Dentures can significantly improve your quality of life, restoring the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. However, to ensure that your dentures remain in optimal condition, it is crucial to provide them with proper care and maintenance. In this blog post, our team of dentists at Cityscape Square Dental will guide you through the essential denture care tips that will help you maintain a healthy and natural-looking smile. 

By following these simple guidelines, you can extend the lifespan of your dentures and enjoy optimal oral health.

  1. Clean your dentures daily: Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular cleaning to remove plaque, bacteria, and food particles. Use a soft-bristled brush or a denture brush to gently clean all surfaces of your dentures. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or toothpaste, as they can damage the denture material. Instead, use mild soap or denture-specific cleaning products recommended by your dentist. Thoroughly rinse your dentures after cleaning to remove any cleaning agents.
  2. Practice good oral hygiene: Even if you have dentures, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue, and any remaining natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day to prevent gum disease, bad breath, and other oral health issues. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy will contribute to the overall well-being of your dentures.
  3. Handle dentures with care: When handling your dentures, be cautious to avoid dropping them, as they can break or become damaged. Place a towel or fill the sink with water to create a soft landing surface in case they slip from your hands. Avoid using excessive force or bending them out of shape. If any adjustments are needed, consult your dentist instead of attempting to fix them yourself.
  4. Soak dentures overnight: To keep your dentures moist and prevent them from warping, soak them overnight in a denture cleaning solution or water. Follow the instructions provided by your dentist or the manufacturer to ensure you are using the appropriate soaking solution. This practice also helps to remove any remaining debris and stains.
  5. Visit your dentist regularly: Regular dental check-ups are crucial, even if you have dentures. Your dentist can assess the fit and condition of your dentures, make necessary adjustments, and detect any potential issues early on. Additionally, they will conduct oral cancer screenings and evaluate the health of your gums and remaining teeth.
  6. Avoid harmful substances: Avoid using hot water, bleach, or abrasive cleaners on your dentures, as they can cause damage. Also, refrain from using any sharp objects to clean your dentures, as they can scratch the surface and harbor bacteria. Lastly, avoid using denture adhesives excessively, as they can hinder the proper fit and contribute to discomfort.

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If you have any questions about your dentures or denture care, or if you have broken dentures that stop fitting well, do not hesitate to talk to your Cityscape dentist at Cityscape Square Dental Clinic today. 

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