By Sood Family Dental
June 30, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Do you know how to care for your dentures? Get the details here.

Now that you've picked up your new set of dentures from Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, Michigan, you're probably aware thatDentures your dental hygiene routine will be completely different. Brushing alone will not be enough to keep your restorations looking good and working properly. In this post, the office of Dr. Shikha Sood will offer some information about how to maintain both full and partial dentures:

Remove and rinse

After you finish eating, you should take your dentures out and run warm water over them to rinse away food debris. Placing a towel will make the porcelain teeth less likely to break if they're accidentally dropped. Your Shelby Township dentist Dr. Sood recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush to thoroughly clean your mouth, including your gums, tongue and any natural teeth you may still have. 

Overnight soaking

To retain their shape, dentures should not be allowed to dry out. Remove your dentures at night before you go to sleep and place them in a container of mild denture cleansing solution. Be sure to rinse the dentures before inserting them back in your mouth. 

In addition, both full and partial dentures should be brushed at least once a day using the same type of cleanser you use for soaking for false teeth. Dr. Sood wants to reiterate that these cleansers are not meant to be ingested, so they should only be used while the dentures are out and rinsed thoroughly before placing them again. You should be also be sure to scrub away any remaining denture adhesive from the areas that come into contact with your gums. 

Stay current on checkups

You should continue to make regular dental appointments with your Shelby Township dentist to make sure your dentures fit properly. Not only do loose dentures affect speaking and eating, they can cause irritation or sores to develop on your gum tissue if they do not make the proper contacts.

What to avoid

It's important to avoid using any abrasive cleaning products on dentures. This includes stiff-bristled toothbrushes and strong chemicals like bleach; they will discolor the restoration and corrode any metal fixtures. Whitening toothpastes also contain caustic ingredients that can potentially damage dentures. Only use warm water to rinse or soak dentures - if the water is too hot, the dentures can warp. And though it might seem odd at first, you shouldn't sleep in your dentures. This can lead to a buildup of decay or fungal infections.

Dr. Shikha Sood is happy to answer any other questions her Shelby Township patients might have about their dentures. Call the office of Sood Family Dental at (586) 207-1471 with any concerns or problems as soon as possible.

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Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 207-1471
 

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