By Your Family Dentist, PC
April 30, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
You Have Dentures: Now What?
Today, dentures are designed to be comfortable and functional, offering an appearance that is very close to natural teeth. Dentures can improve your smile and facial appearance, as well as re-establish your ability to chew and speak. In addition, it provides support for your facial muscles, which helps prevent facial drooping, to greatly enhance your smile and appearance. While you understand the benefits and what they are, once you have dentures, do you know how to properly care for your smile? As your dentists serving Glendale, AZ, we want to help you understand how to properly care for your dentures.
Helpful Tips for Proper Denture Care
It is very important to practice proper dental hygiene when wearing dentures. Additionally, it is best to stand over a folded towel or a sink of water when handling your denture, just in case you accidently drop it. Brush your denture with a denture brush daily to remove food deposits and plaque, which can also keep your denture from becoming permanently stained. Avoid using a brush with hard bristles, as it can damage your dentures. When purchasing a cleanser for your dentures, keep an eye out for the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance.
Upon initial wear, dentures may cause eating and speaking difficulties, but by wearing your dentures as much as possible you will begin to not even notice. Start out by eating soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Chew on both sides of your mouth to keep even pressure on the denture and avoid sticky or hard foods, including gum. Our dentists in Glendale, AZ and Peoria, AZ can work with you to tailor a self-care plan that will ensure optimal use of your dentures.
If you are missing multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth, contact our office today to see if dentures are an appropriate solution to restoring your smile. And if you already have dentures, talk to us about how you can properly care for your dentures by requesting an appointment online now.