Caring For Your Dentures
Our Warranty and satisfaction guaranty policy assures you peace of mind that your denture is cared for professionally through our routine maintenance in our office for five years to come. Dentures today are made from very advanced materials designed to give you a natural appearance. However, keep in mind that just like your teeth, dentures should be cared for with diligence. This means daily brushing and regular visits to your dentist for minor adjustments.
Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be cleansed of plaque, food particles and other debris. Keeping your dentures in top shape will also help keep the soft tissues of your mouth healthy; an unclean or malformed denture can cause infections and irritation. Remember to rinse and brush your dentures after every meal, and soak them in denture solution overnight. This also allows your gums to breathe while you sleep.
Here are some simple techniques for keeping your dentures clean:
People can brush their dentures in a variety of ways. Some people use soap and water or a slightly abrasive toothpaste. Popular denture pastes and creams also can be used.
Avoid using highly abrasive chemicals or pastes, or vigorously brushing with hard bristled toothbrushes. These can scratch or even crack dentures.
Hold your dentures gently to avoid loosening a tooth.
Clean your dentures with cool or tepid water over a water-filled sink. Hot water may warp a denture. A small washcloth placed in the bottom of the bowl will ensure that your denture isn’t damaged if it falls.
Soak your dentures overnight in any commercially available product like Efferdent or Polident which can be picked up at any drug store in the dental isle. Remember to rinse your dentures before placing them back in your mouth; some people will use mouthwash to give a good taste.
Remember to use a separate toothbrush to clean your own natural teeth, as well as all of your gum tissues. In lieu of a toothbrush, a soft washcloth may be used to wipe your gums.
Over time, even daily care of your dentures may require them to be cleaned by the dentist. A powerful ultrasonic cleaner may be used to remove hard accumulations of tartar and other substances. The dentist will set you on an annual visit for him to evaluate the fit of the dentures, to professionally clean them, make any necessary recommendations to improve comfort and perform a head and neck cancer screening exam. For more information about how you can care for your dentures, or to schedule a dental appointment, contact Denture Express today! We are conveniently located in the Park Building in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA at 355 Fifth Avenue, Suite 624.