Here's one thing that most people get wrong about dentures:
Because they are made of synthetic materials and you lost most of your teeth anyway, oral hygiene is not that important anymore.
And, that's a huge misconception.
Here's why and how to develop a proper nighttime routine for denture care.
Even though most or all of your teeth are gone, the soft tissue (the gums) is still there and it can get infected.
Dentures can accumulate food particles just like your natural teeth and when not properly removed, they can lead to gum disease, mouth sores, or bad breath.
Regular cleaning of your dentures is paramount for maintaining good oral health. Moreover, it can also help your dentures last longer. Dentures are sturdy, but they are not invincible. They can be damaged by stains, cracks, or chips and by cleaning them properly, you can extend their lifespan and functionality. Proper care can also prevent dentures from losing their shape and causing discomfort.
Follow these simple steps for a thorough routine for denture care:
Keep in mind that these are just some general tips. For more personalized care, you should get in touch with your dentist.
If you just got your dentures and aren't sure how to properly care for them and your oral health, Dr. David Keeling and his team at DK Dental Care are here to offer insightful tips.
Come by our office in Hales Corners for a consultation and we will make sure that all your questions and concerns have been answered.