Caring for Your Dentures: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Caring for Your Dentures: 4 Mistakes to Avoid

It is impossible to overstate how much dentures can change your life. They can enable you to eat your favorite foods, clear up speech problems, and enable you to feel confident and happy with your smile — after all, 99.7% of the respondents to an AACD survey reported that a healthy smile is essential in today’s society.

That is why it is important that after you have received your personalized denture services, you take great care to maintain your dentures carefully.

In order to better equip you to care for your dentures, we have put together this post to explain some of the most common mistakes denture-wearers make.

  • Mistake: Mishandling Your Dentures: It is tempting to think of your dentures as invulnerable, capable of standing up to whatever abuse might come their way. Sadly, this attitude leads to damaged or broken dentures. That is why it is important that you treat your dentures with care. Consider filling your sink with water and handling your dentures over that to soften the impact if you accidentally drop them.
  • Mistake: Brushing With Toothpaste: Just like with traditional dental care, brushing is important, but using toothpaste can be very damaging for dentures. That is because toothpaste is an abrasive substance and can cause microscopic scratches in your dentures. Still, it is important that you brush your dentures. But you should instead use a special dentures brush without toothpaste.
  • Mistake: Using Bleach: You might think it would be okay to use bleach on your dentures, but in fact, you run the risk of whitening the pink part of your dentures, effectively ruining their seamless appearance. Likewise, many home cleaning products are not suited for dentures. That is why it is so important to use the proper cleaning solutions and technologies.
  • Mistake: Not Properly Storing Your Dentures: Pay special attention to what you’re told during your personalized denture services about how to care for your dentures. Some will need to be soaked in a solution, but for others, soaking can be destructive. Always makes sure to follow the advice of your dentists.

Proper care for your dentures is essential to preserving them. Following the tips above, you can ensure that your dentures are protected against the very worst and most common forms of damage.

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