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Denture Care and Maintenance

Dentures are an excellent tooth replacement option that can restore your smile’s functionality and aesthetics. At Molldrem Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of proper denture care to ensure their longevity and your comfort. Read on as we provide essential tips for denture care and maintenance, helping you maintain a healthy and confident smile for years to come.

Clean Your Dentures Daily

Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular cleaning to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a denture brush to clean your dentures thoroughly after each meal. Avoid using regular toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and damage the denture material. Instead, opt for a non-abrasive denture cleaner recommended by your dentist.

Handle with Care

When cleaning your dentures, be sure to handle them with care. Place a towel or water-filled basin in the sink to cushion them from accidental drops. Avoid using hot water, as it can cause warping, and never attempt to bend or adjust your dentures yourself. If you notice any issues or discomfort, visit your dentist for adjustments.

Dentures Soaked in Water

Soak Your Dentures Overnight

To keep your dentures moist and prevent them from drying out, soak them in a denture solution or water overnight. Avoid using hot water for soaking, as it can lead to shape changes. Follow the specific soaking instructions provided by your dentist for the best results.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Even with dentures, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene for your remaining natural teeth and gums. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your tongue, gums, and any remaining teeth. Regularly visit your dentist for checkups to ensure your overall oral health.

Avoid Harmful Habits

Certain habits can be detrimental to dentures’ health and longevity. Never use your dentures to open bottles, chew on hard objects, or bite into excessively hard foods. These habits can cause damage to the dentures and affect their fit.

Regular Denture Checkups

Schedule regular denture checkups with your dentist to ensure they fit correctly and are in good condition. Over time, dentures may need adjustments or relining to maintain a comfortable and secure fit.

With proper care and maintenance, dentures can provide a comfortable and functional smile for many years. Follow these essential tips from Molldrem Family Dentistry to ensure the longevity of your dentures and maintain a healthy oral environment. Remember, regular denture checkups with your dentist are crucial for addressing any issues and ensuring your continued comfort and confidence in your smile. Call us at (952) 974-5116 or schedule an appointment online, and our team at Lakeville or Eden Prairie will help you achieve optimal denture care and a radiant smile.