Are You New to Dentures?
Here’s How to Care for Them
Tips from Your Denturists at
Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic
If you have missing teeth, full or partial dentures may be a solution for you. While they may take some getting used to, today’s dentures are a comfortable, customizable and natural looking substitute for the gaps in your smile. If you are new to dentures, remembering to care for them properly is extremely important. Maintaining your dentures will help reduce wear and tear although it is advisable to visit your denturist annually to ensure that they are functioning as they should.
At Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic, we can help you choose the right type of denture that is best suited to your needs and budget. Regardless of whether you have removable full or partial dentures, it is important that you keep them clean and looking their best.
How to Care for Dentures the Right Way
A lack of denture care may result in poor oral health and ultimately lead to a decline in your general health. If you are a denture wearer, avoid letting your investment go to waste and follow the care recommendations set by your denture professional. Here are a few simple ways we recommend caring for your dentures:
- Handle with Care: Dentures are fragile and should be handled with care. When cleaning, avoid bending the plastic or clasps or you risk damaging the dental prosthetic. Gently clean them over a basin of water or folded towel to prevent them from breaking if you drop them.
- Clean After Eating: Whenever possible, be sure to remove and properly clean your dentures following every meal. Run your dentures under warm water or gently brush them to loosen and remove any food particles.
- Use a Denture Cleanser: If you are not wearing your dentures, be sure to immerse them in a denture cleanser or plain water. Keeping them moist will help them retain their shape. Use denture cleanser, not regular toothpaste. Toothpaste is intended for use on natural teeth, it contains abrasive properties. Prolonged use of abrasive toothpaste on your dentures will cause very small scratches in the surfaces of the prosthetics which can harbor stain and bacteria.
- Take Care of Your Natural Teeth: Before inserting your dentures every morning, be sure to brush your natural teeth and gums with a soft-bristled brush to remove any plaque. Taking care of your mouth will help promote good oral health.
Contact Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic for Complete Denture Services
Over a period of time, your dentures will need a tune up from a professional denturist. At Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic, our team of specialists can help you identify any problems and address these issues to ensure that your dentures are performing at their best. Our on-site laboratory provides patients across Windsor with denture repair, relines and rebases in addition to several other denture services. For long-term benefits and enjoyment, following proper maintenance procedures will ensure you get the most out of your dentures.
If you live in Windsor or the surrounding area, please call 519-252-7772 to book your appointment or request a consultation online.