There's No Such Thing as “Smelly Dentures”!
Learn How to Keep Your Dentures Fresh and Clean
Your dentures let you eat, speak, and smile naturally when you’ve lost some or all of your teeth. Keeping them well-maintained ensures that your complete or partial dentures remain comfortable and effective. Good hygiene is important to keeping your dentures looking and smelling their best. Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic has a wide range of services for denture wearers to help you maintain your dentures. Here’s what to know about keeping your dentures clean.
How Food and Bacteria Accumulates on Your Dentures
When you eat, food particles can stick to your dentures. Daily brushing and cleaning help remove that food, but dentures, like natural teeth, require daily cleaning to get between teeth. Although you can’t necessarily see biofilm, microbes and bacteria can get stuck to your dentures and grow quite quickly. Just as if you had natural teeth, it would cause bad breath. If you’re experiencing bad breath, your dentures may need a good cleaning.
Keep Your Dentures Sparkling Clean
Follow your denturist’s instructions for maintaining your dentures. Here are some tips to remember:
- Use a soft-bristled brush for daily brushing. Choose a toothbrush designed for dentures because some toothbrushes for natural teeth may be too harsh.
- Do not use hot or boiling water to clean or soak your dentures because this can warp them.
- Use a deep-cleaning solution to soak your dentures at night. Effervescent tablets that are formulated to clean dentures remove food deposits and bacteria to keep your dentures clean.
- Brush your teeth after eating to enjoy freshly brushed teeth.
- Brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste for fresh breath and gum care.
- If you suffer from dry mouth, take frequent drinks to keep your mouth moist. Saliva can help fight the bacteria in your mouth.
- Take care of your dentures when not wearing them. Give your mouth a break from dentures every night. Store them in water or a soaking solution when not in use.
- Eat healthy to keep your body healthy. Proper nutrition slows the progress of many diseases, including gum disease.
Schedule Regular Dental Checkups with Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic
Having dentures isn’t a pass from seeing your dentist and denturist. Regular checkups make sure your dentures fit well and don’t irritate your gums. Poor fitting dentures can lead to many problems in your mouth. If you only wear partial dentures, you have natural teeth that also need to be taken care of. During checkups, the dentist checks your mouth to make sure your gums are healthy. You never need a referral to see one of the denturists at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic. Schedule an appointment today for a free consultation to discuss your denture needs.
If you live in Windsor or the surrounding area, please call 519-252-7772 to book your appointment or request a consultation online.