If you have missing teeth, dentures can be an excellent solution for your oral health problems. Dentures can be easily cleaned and removed at any time. Even though you have false teeth, it’s still important to clean your smile every day. Caring for your teeth is different with dentures, but our team can help you learn how to take care of your dentures.
Bacteria and food particles can accumulate around dentures throughout the day, especially where the dentures meet the gums or the upper palate. To remove these particles, clean your dentures every day with dental tools such as a denture brush or a toothbrush with soft bristles. Instead of using a regular toothpaste that is abrasive could scratch your dentures, you should use a toothpaste made for dentures or brush with hand soap or dish soap. When you gently scrub the appliance, make sure you are holding it over a towel or a sink filled with water so that there is less risk of breaking the dentures if they are dropped.
When removing your dentures at any time during the day or before you go to sleep, instead of placing them in a medicine cabinet or drawer dry out, place them in a denture solution to soak. Dentures need to remain moist, or else they could lose their shape.
It’s possible for dentures to become damaged or no longer fit in your mouth as your jaw structure changes. Instead of attempting to adjust your dentures at home or using potentially toxic household adhesives to deep clean them, come see our dentist to receive an repairs or adjustments to the dentures.
To learn more about how to care for dentures in Staten Island, New York, contact Christopher Bernardini at 718-987-4040 today to speak with Dr. Christopher Bernardini.