Dentures are an excellent solution to tooth loss, especially if you are missing most or all of your teeth. To ensure your dentures provide you with a strong, healthy smile for many years, you must take proper care of them, and Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin can help you keep your dentures in shape with these denture care tips:
— Take your dentures out and rinse them after every meal, washing away all food particles and debris to maintain good oral hygiene and keep your dentures in excellent shape. If you worry about dropping and damaging your dentures, you can fill the sink with water or put down a towel to catch them.
— Clean your dentures very gently so that you don’t bend the clasps or damage the material.
— After brushing your dentures at night, place them in a container with warm water or denture cleaning solution to let them soak overnight. The constant moisture helps your dentures maintain their shape. In the morning, rinse them off before placing them back in your mouth.
— Once your dentures are clean, you need to clean the rest of your mouth. Cleanse your oral cavity by using moistened gauze or a soft-bristled toothbrush to scrub your palate, tongue, and cheeks.
— It’s important that you also visit the dentist regularly for professional denture cleanings and dental exams to ensure your mouth is always in good health.
We invite you to contact Sylvia A. Spradlin for your denture needs, whether you are interested in receiving full or partial dentures or would like to know how you should care for your dentures in Olathe, Kansas. Call 913-780-0123 today to speak with our team!