For people who have lost a lot of teeth, dentures are a priceless resource. But only if you take good care of your dentures can you expect them to take good care of you. Here are some useful pointers from your holistic dentist in Miami to keep in mind when caring for your dentures.
Regularly Clean Your Dentures
At least once every day, dentures should be thoroughly cleaned (although it is better to do it more often). Run water over the prosthetic to begin the cleaning process, and then use a soft-bristled brush to remove any dirt. Use cleaning agents made especially for dentures whenever possible.
Handle Your Dentures with Care
Too often, people unintentionally drop their dentures or remove them from their mouths too forcefully. To ensure they have a comfortable landing if they fall, try to remove them while standing over a towel folded in half or a sink filled with water. To avoid accidently breaking any of their more fragile components, such as any clasps that could be present, make sure to grasp them lightly.
Do Not Sleep with Your Dentures
Dentures are not intended to be worn constantly. If you remove them at night, be sure to soak them in a specific cleaning solution. Additionally, it gives your gums a chance to recover, lowering the likelihood that you’ll get sores or an infection.
Take Care of Your Dental Health
Try to avoid doing anything that can make it difficult for your mouth to support dentures. For instance, you must always practice good oral hygiene. At least twice a day you should brush your gums and other soft oral tissues. Additionally, you should brush your natural teeth twice day and floss once daily.
To learn more about the benefits of holistic dentistry in Miami and how to create healthy habits for a healthier you, please visit Assure a Smile online or call our friendly front desk at 305-723-9589.