Dentures Care: Cleaning & Repairing

People with implant-retained dentures (dental implants) may care for their prosthetic teeth much like a natural set of teeth, but for those with regular dentures, special care will be needed to keep both mouth and teeth in optimum condition. Proper denture care is essential for a healthy mouth and also extends the life of your replacement teeth. The following are some tips to help denture wearers make the most of their experience.

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Caring for Your Mouth and Gums

One of the kindest things you can do for your mouth and gums as a denture wearer is to accept that dentures are not a lifetime prosthesis. They should be completely replaced every 5 to 7 years, and re-lined or re-based during that time to keep up with your changing jaw line. Your mouth and gums provide a clue as to when that should happen; you may feel areas of soreness or discomfort where the teeth no longer fit perfectly. You should also keep your mouth, tongue and palate clean and plaque-free by brushing every morning before putting your dentures in. You can also rinse and gargle with warm salt water to keep your mouth and gums clean and healthy – and don’t forget regular visits to your dentist or denturist to keep your mouth in tip-top shape!

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