Did you know that once you get used to your Port St Lucie Dentures, you won’t feel like you’re wearing them at all? Just make sure you don’t forget to take care of them as you become more comfortable with them. Without proper care, your dentures could lose their secure fit and wear out a lot faster than they should.
Although dentures are expected to be worn regularly, you shouldn’t be wearing them while you’re sleeping at night. It’s extremely important to give your gums a break from wearing your dentures because wearing them 24/7 can cause irritation.
Since you won’t be talking to people or chewing your food while you’re sleeping, it’s best to remove them before going to bed. Don’t forget to soak them in a container with lukewarm water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight to retain their shape and keep them moist. Avoid soaking them in hot water because this will cause them to warp and change their shape.
To prevent the buildup of germs and bacteria that cause your dentures to become smelly and worn, be sure to clean them with a nonabrasive denture cleanser at least once a day. A soft-bristled toothbrush must be used to clean the grooves and get rid of food particles and plaque.
Using a hard-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste with abrasive properties may scratch your dentures and allow plaque to accumulate on these areas. Also, be sure to rinse your dentures and brush your remaining teeth, gums, and tongue at least twice a day or after every meal.
Even with the slightest DIY adjustment, you can negatively change the way your dentures fit your mouth. Denture fixes and repairs require the expertise of a denture professional.
Book an appointment with the dental health experts at Smooth Sailing Dental, and we’ll gladly give you more denture care tips and advice. Your smile is important to us.