5 Things You Should Know About Dentures

Posted by DR. PANCHAL on Jul 9 2021, 08:11 AM

Dentures are established and comparatively affordable cosmetic dentistry appliances. They help people bring back their smiles. And while dentures come in two types, partial and full dentures, both of them require complete care as natural teeth. 

It is important to know a few things about dentures that will help you in maintaining your oral hygiene and good health appropriately.

  • Dentures Need to Be Removed When Not in Use

Dentures can be removed and worn according to an individual’s needs. But, sometimes people forget to remove it. This results in bad breath and receding gums. Since it is significant to ease out your gums, it is advisable to gently remove them and clean your gums and tongues with a soft bristle brush. Furthermore, soak your dentures in a glass of water while you sleep.

  • Dentures Need to Be Kept Clean

Although dentures are not your original teeth, it needs to be cared for properly. Clean your dentures twice a day or after every meal with a soft bristle toothbrush. Dentures are more prone to artificial colored food and beverages stain, so it is a great idea to avoid them to keep them clear and clean for a longer time.

  • Dentures Are Sometimes Uncomfortable

When you begin to use a denture, you will feel a certain discomfort that includes your mouth getting sore. People wearing dentures feel more uncomfortable than they originally do with food around. But, the discomfort is temporary, and you get used to it once it is fixed perfectly into the mouth.

  • You’ll Need Practice in Using Dentures

You will feel discomfort talking or eating while having your dentures on. You might feel some movement while chewing your food. Hence, you need to try learning new techniques to make it feel comfortable. Moreover, you need to learn the movement of your tongue while having your dentures on. Thus, you will need some practice. But once you get the hang of it, you will love to smile confidently.

  • Dentures Will Need Repairs and Replacement

It is advisable to look for professional help while repairing or replacing your dentures. They last for seven years if properly cared for, but they will need to be replaced frequently. Thus, whenever you feel that your dentures are chipped, stained, or damaged, consult your dentist.

It is very important to look after the care of the dentures as it helps you in maintaining good oral hygiene. Ensure they are in the best condition possible and do not damage your gums or mouth in the process.

Dr. Rushi Panchal, DDS offers expert dental services for you at Hanford, CA. For appointment scheduling and more information on the services offered, call (559) 582-4351, book online, or visit 989 N Irwin St, Hanford, CA 93230.

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