To preserve the health and extent of your dentures, you want to always care for them to the best of your ability. We want to help you get the most out of your experience with dentures, from how to handle them properly to how to repair them if and when that time comes.
The following are some tips on how you can take care of dentures to the best of your ability:
Handle With Care: When you are handling your dentures, you should always stand over a sink full of water. You don’t want to accidentally drop and break them.
Brush and Rinse Daily: You’re supposed to brush and rinse your dentures every day, but never with toothpaste. Toothpaste is too abrasive for dentures. You should instead find a brush with soft bristles and a dental cleaner that works for you. You don’t want a toothbrush with hard bristles, as it can damage or wear down your dentures.
Denture Cleaners: Some of the best resources for cleaning dentures include dishwashing liquid or hand soap. You never want to use bleach, as it could whiten the pink portion of the dentures. Some people decide to use ultrasonic cleaners, which contain a special cleaning solution. However, this is not supposed to be used as your only method of cleaning, just as flossing doesn’t do the same things as brushing when it comes to your teeth. If you use a product on your dentures that have been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA), it will usually be a product that you can use safely and effectively.
Take Proper Care: You should always take good care of your dentures when you are not wearing them. This means keeping them moist when you are not wearing them so that they do not dry out or lose their shape. There are many denture cleansers soaking solutions on the market today, many of which are perfect for your denture care. Your dentist can guide you in the right direction when deciding which solution or product is right for your dentures.
If your dentures have broken, you may wonder how you can repair them or adjust them. You should never do this yourself, which is something that your dentist will be able to help you with. Many people depend upon do-it-yourself repair kits or over-the-counter glues, but the truth is that these are just not good for dentures because of the chemicals. If you experience irritation and sores in your mouth because of needing them adjusted, you may need help with an adjustment. Sometimes, the repairs may be so extensive that they must be placed in the hands of special dental labs.
At McBride Dental, we know how important it is to care for your dentures and get the most out of your experience. We have an in-office dental lab where we produce high-quality dentures, implants, and more, and want to give you the best experience possible. Call us today at 760-471-1003 for more information.