Have you recently had dentures constructed for your smile? You can now look forward to having the beauty and functionality of your smile restored. How do I care for dentures, you may ask? We are more than happy to give you tips.
One important thing that you can do to care for your dentures is to come in regularly so that our dentist can examine their condition and fit. When needed, Dr. Nirmal Aujla can have your dentures relined, remade or rebased. Be sure to come to our office if your dentures become broken, chipped, cracked or loose. Also, any time that you are handling your dentures outside of your mouth, be sure to stand over a folded towel or a basin of water. This can help prevent breakage if the dentures are dropped. We also advise that you always soak your dentures in a denture-cleaning solution or cool water overnight. This can prevent them from drying out.
Cleaning Your Dentures
Your dentures should be cleaned daily. The first step in cleaning your dentures is to rinse them off in cool water. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food particles and plaque. We recommend against using toothpaste on your dentures, as it is too abrasive. On a similar note, never wash your dentures in hot water, as this can warp their shape. Use a denture-cleaning solution when cleaning your denture overnight. We stress the importance of brushing your gums, your remaining teeth and your tongue as well.
We encourage you to contact Jefferson Dental Health PC today at 315-788-7070 to learn more about dentures in Watertown, New York, and to schedule a visit.