Oral infections can occur if you don’t practice good oral hygiene while wearing dentures and if you wear them for the entire day and not removing them during nighttime. It’s important to remove them and not wear them overnight to give your gums and bones a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day. If you’re getting Port St Lucie dentures, you must remember that proper denture care is important for both your oral health and for your dentures.
Removable partial or full dentures require proper care to keep them stain-free, clean and looking their best. Treat your dentures like you would treat your natural teeth to prevent infections or gum inflammation. Here are some basic recommendations on denture cleaning:
Clean your dentures daily using mechanical action by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush alongside non-abrasive denture cleanser.
Daily soaking in a denture-cleaning solution delivers an extra chemical breakdown of the remaining plaque. When using a denture-cleaning solution, strictly follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and it should only be used outside the mouth.
Removing your dentures at night helps relieve any soreness and prevent infection. You should not keep your dentures in your mouth overnight unless there are specific reasons for keeping them in. this guideline is very important to prevent denture-related stomatitis from developing. Soaking your dentures in a denture-cleaning solution helps prevent denture stomatitis and the potential risk of pneumonia for older people.
Dentures may break if you drop them, so it is best to always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel. Be careful not to scrub too hard as this may cause grooves in the denture surface. If you notice stain build-up or scale, have your dental team clean your dentures.
If you need advice on how to properly care for your mouth while wearing dentures and how to properly maintain your Port St Lucie dentures, contact our dental team at Smooth Sailing Dental for any questions or inquiries.