A denture repair is often necessary, but the frequency in which one is needed can be limited by properly caring for your dentures at home. While there are times when a dentures repair is unavoidable, there are certain care techniques each dentures patient should implement into their daily routine.
Dentures repair aftercare
Dentures are a great way to restore the look, feel and function of missing teeth, but it is important to properly care for the dentures so that they last for years without needing to be replaced. The following are four useful care tips for patients with dentures, particularly those who recently received a denture repair.
Practice good oral hygiene
Good oral hygiene is essential to maintaining overall oral health, especially if you wear dentures. A common mistake among those who struggle with their oral health and have dentures is to think brushing and using mouthwash are less important since they no longer have natural teeth. However, it is still important to continue brushing the gums, cheeks and tongue and using an antibacterial mouthwash in order to keep the mouth, and the dentures, clean and bacteria-free.
Keep your dentures clean
Keeping the entire mouth clean is important, but it is also important to keep your dentures clean. To do so, be sure to use either hand soap or a dishwashing liquid to clean the dentures, rather than toothpaste as it is abrasive and may damage the dentures. When not in use, be sure to place your dentures in room temperature water (not warm water), which keeps the dentures moist and clean.
Rinse your dentures often
Denture patients should also rinse their dentures off any time they remove them from the mouth. The main reason for this is to reduce the risk of oral infection or gum complications by washing away any bacteria and food particles that accrue on the dentures. Also, if using a denture-soaking solution at night, it is important to thoroughly rinse them off before placing them in the mouth as they may contain chemicals that lead to undesirable symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting.
Visit the dentist regularly
Dental checkups are really important, especially for dentures patients. During a routine dental visit, your dentist can examine the mouth for any signs of oral health complications, oral cancer, etc., ensuring proper, fast treatment is provided for any issues that exist. Your dentist can also examine the dentures, recommend a denture repair if needed and give additional tips on how to properly care for the dentures long-term.
Talk to a dentist about dentures care
If you have any issues with your dentures and may need a repair, or have any other oral health issues that require treatment, consult with us today and schedule a time to come in for a visit. We can also provide learning material and insights on how to keep the dentures in good condition, and we can diagnose and treat any oral health complications not related to denture wear as well.
Request an appointment here: or call Impressions Dental at (480) 814-8888 for an appointment in our Chandler office.