Denture Care Do’s and Don’ts

Nearly 50 percent of Americans ages 65 and older have lost six or more teeth and 20 percent have lost all of them. Fortunately, there are many options for replacing lost teeth, whether its a few, or all. However, even if the teeth are artificial, they still need some TLC. Here are a few tips for denture wearers. Cleaning Full and partial dentures should be removed and cleaned every day. Its best to use a brush and cleanser that are specifically designed for cleaning dentures, not your regular toothpaste. You should also avoid cleansers that are too harsh or abrasive. If you have a partial denture, remove it before brushing your natural teeth. Dont clean or sterilize any denture in boiling water it could result in damage to the device.1 Storage When not wearing dentures, keep them in a safe place, out of reach of curious children and playful pets. Soak them in a cleansing solution or water.1 Whether you have a partial denture, a full set of dentures, a bridge, or implants, continue to see your dentist regularly.1 He or she can make sure that everything continues to fit comfortably and properly.

1 http://oralhealth.deltadental.com/Search/22,21551


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