If you’re a first time denture wearer, you may find there’s an initial period of adjustment that you’ll go through once you first receive them. This holds true regardless of what type of dentures you wear – partial dentures, complete dentures, or implant-supported dentures. You’ll also have to adjust to the habit of maintaining your new teeth. This is where Kafka Denture Clinic can help!
Here are some tips to keep in mind to get you started:
1. Handle With Care
People often find out the hard way that their dentures can shatter if they hit a solid surface, so try not to let this happen to you. Each time you remove your teeth, make sure to do so over a soft surface, for example, a folded towel. You can also consider doing so over a sink filled with water if you’re cleaning your dentures, as this will offer you the added benefit of quick and easy access to water during the process.
If your dentures do become misshapen from hitting a hard surface, never attempt to fix them yourself— the possibility of breaking them is far too high. Instead, you should always bring your teeth to a denturist for
readjustment or repair.
2. Keep Them Clean
Both the inside of your mouth and your dentures themselves need to be cleaned daily to prevent oral health complications due to plaque buildup. To clean your dentures, there are a number of different approaches you can take. One of the simplest ways is to squeeze a bit of dish soap on a soft toothbrush or a denture brush to wash them. If you use an adhesive, remove it completely before applying more. In addition to cleaning your dentures, you should also use a bit of toothpaste to brush any remaining natural teeth you have, as well as your tongue, gums and the inside of your cheeks.
It’s likely your denturist will also advise you to remove your dentures every night and soak the appliance in a denture cleansing solution to kill off the remaining bacteria that brushing alone doesn’t remove. Just make sure to thoroughly rinse the dentures before inserting them back into your mouth.
3. Avoid Dangerous Contact
It’s important to ensure your dentures are kept in safe conditions to maintain them, and therefore best to avoid the following:
· Abrasive cleansers (including toothpaste, unless specific to dentures)
· Extreme heat
· Bleach or products containing bleach
Furthermore, when not in use, keep your dentures in a safe place away from your pets or children’s reach.
4. Schedule Regular Check-Ups
Finally, make sure you visit your denturist for regular checkups to ensure your oral health and dentures remain in prime condition. This will ensure that you’re performing your maintenance on your dentures correctly, as you’ll receive insight from the experts!
Your Abbotsford Denturist
Kafka Denture Clinic offers a full range of custom-made denture products, including complete dentures, partial dentures and even implant supported dentures. The denture experts at our clinic in Abbotsford are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile. Simply contact us today to make an appointment.