Tips to Keep Your Dentures in Tip Top Shape
Dentures have helped millions of people regain their ability to eat without discomfort and smile confidently again. They have been around for centuries in one form or another because they are a practical solution to the age-old problem of carrying on your life without teeth.
How to Care for Your Dentures
In your own life, you know how you rely on your dentures every day, but they require special care so that they continue to serve you for as many years as possible. Here are a few of the basic steps you should follow to get the most out of your investment.
- Rinse dentures after eating to remove food debris that can lead to bad breath
- Clean dentures daily, but not with toothpaste, which is abrasive and can damage them. Use a mild dish detergent, hand soap, or one of the many denture cleaners sold for this purpose.
- Handle your dentures carefully when cleaning or removing them to avoid the need for repairs that leave you without your teeth.
- Store your dentures in water or denture cleaner when you’re not wearing them so they don’t dry out or lose their shape.
With proper handling and care, a well-made set of dentures can last as long as eight years although they will probably need to be relined during this time because the shape of your jaw changes over time.
Call Your Lexington Dental Office
Whenever we design new dentures at Garden Springs Dental, Dr. Chris Davis and Dr. Gregory Edens will provide all the care instructions you need to keep them feeling comfortable and looking and feeling fresh. With proper handling and care, a well-made set of dentures can last as long as eight years although they will probably need to be relined during this time because the shape of your jaw changes over time.
If you wear dentures that are causing discomfort because they don’t fit well, please call us so we can make adjustments as needed. If you think dentures are the solution for you, please call our office to arrange an appointment so we can get started.