How to Keep Your Dentures in Great Shape

Losing your teeth can be a horrifying experience, especially if you lose them while you are at your prime. Besides ruining your smile, missing teeth can cause a number of dental health problems and, not to mention, major inconveniences such as difficulty chewing and speaking. You don’t have to sulk all day feeling sorry for yourself, because every dental problem has a solution. If you lose your teeth, the best thing you can do is to see your dentist. During your appointment, you will be given various tooth replacement options. If dentures appeal to you and you decide to get them to restore your smile, it is important that you know how to care for them. Let’s find out how.

How Do You Care for Your Dentures?

Handle Your Dentures with Extreme Care and Caution

Dentures can cost between $1,000 and $3,000. It’s only logical that you handle your dentures with care and caution so you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to have them replaced. When you clean them in a full sink, prepare a folded towel at the bottom so that just in case you accidentally drop the dentures they won’t break. If you’re not using them, don’t forget to keep them moist by soaking them in a denture cleanser soaking solution to preserve their shape. Don’t worry; your dentist will explain how to properly care for your dentures.

Brush Them Daily, But Don’t Use Toothpaste

Brushing your dentures is necessary to keep them clean, but you should not use toothpaste because it contains abrasive components that can scratch your dentures. Your dentist suggests you use a soft-bristled brush to clean your dentures. Make sure you use gentle strokes so as not to damage your dentures. 

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Restore Your Smile By Seeing Your Port St Lucie Dentist

Losing your teeth shouldn’t be a problem if you have a reliable dentist by your side. At Tradition Dental, we have four doctors who each have over 35 years of experience. Our doctors are highly trained in cosmetic dentistry, specializing in implant dentistry and in general dentistry. We specialize in dentures, single teeth implants, All-on-4 implants for complete mouth reconstructions, and more. Visit our website to learn more about our services. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to send us a message on our contact page.

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