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.

Caring for Your Dentures



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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