Why Denture Care is Important for Dental Health

Why Denture Care is Important for Dental Health from Randal S. Elloway DDS, Inc in Red Bluff, CADenture care is essential for dental health. How often do you think about your dentures? There's a good chance it's not as often as you should. Your dentures are part of your mouth and one of the most important parts because they can impact how your smile looks and feels.

Denture care is vital for dental health because it can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral problems. It includes cleaning your dentures daily with a denture cleaner or brush to keep them fresh and bacteria-free. Dentists often recommend that you remove your dentures when you sleep to not deprive your gums of any oxygen while resting at night. To maintain healthy habits and good hygiene practices, make sure dentist checkups happen regularly (and stay up-to-date on all treatments).

Preventing oral problems

Oral health is essential to denture care because dentures can be damaged by regular wear and tear, improper denture care techniques, or even being dropped. Dentures that are in good condition allow you to maintain good oral health. Wearing dentures decreases the risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and certain types of gum infections.

Maintaining healthy hygiene practices

Dentures should be cleaned daily with a denture cleaner/denture brush. Denture brushing is essential to effectively remove plaque, invisible bacteria, food particles, and other debris that could lead to gum disease or tooth decay. It also helps reduce bad denture breath. Dentists often recommend cleaning dentures at night when you remove dentures before going to bed.

Step-by-step denture brushing instructions:

  1. Remove dentures from your mouth and place denture brush into denture cup containing denture cleaning
  2. Gently scrub all the surfaces of dentures with the tip of the toothbrush
  3. Rinse dentures off in hot water for about a minute
  4. Place dentures back into the denture cup until subsequent use

Step-by-step denture cleaning instructions:

  1. Collect denture cleaner, toothbrush, and denture brush in one area
  2. Pour denture cleaner into denture cup
  3. Fill denture cup with hot water (only up to the bottom row of dentures)
  4. Soak dentures for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove dentures from the denture cup and scrub both surfaces with the tip of a toothbrush
  6. Rinse dentures in warm water and place onto a towel to dry (dentures should air-dry overnight).

Maintaining regular checkups

Dentists recommend regular denture maintenance. Dentists are trained to maintain and evaluate dentures for any damage or problems so that dentures can be repaired, replaced, updated, or adjusted as needed. Regular dental checkups also help prevent oral health issues by preventing tooth decay and gum disease from negatively affecting dentures.

Denture care is essential for dental health. By following denture care guidelines, dentures can maintain good oral health and last longer. They should be cleaned daily with denture cleaning products/brushes, dentists should check dentures regularly, and denture maintenance to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. By putting in the extra effort of denture care, you can keep your dentures healthy and ready for life.

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