How to take care of your dentures

Posted in Dentures, on the 13th April 2022, by Eleanor

All types of temporary dentures need care to keep them clean and safe to use. Removable dentures are also like permanent teeth, in developing stains, and can also gather food remains. Therefore, denture cleaning is an important step in using dentures.

It’s important to keep your dentures in good condition every day to ensure a long life with healthier looking teeth. Whether you need tips for taking care of new full or partial dentures or want to know more about caring for your full dentures, we have all the information you need for your denture care.

Take full advantage of your dentures

Having new dentures can be transformative for some people with chewing issues and it is good practice to treat your dentures as an investment. Denture care is a good, time-saving practice that keeps dentures in great shape, whether you have been wearing them for several years or just got them a couple of weeks ago. There are so many simple everyday practices that you can incorporate to save your false teeth in extraordinary condition as far as might be feasible.

One of the best aspects of keeping your dentures clean is to remove them after eating and then wash them carefully, taking care not to bend or drop them. For cleaning your dentures you can also put a towel under it or have water in the sink when washing to make cleaning easier and save the denture from any damage.

Instructions to take care of your false teeth

As well as cleaning your false teeth after dinners, it’s vital to clean your teeth consistently with a soft toothbrush or denture brush. By scrubbing your teeth you can get rid of any food particles, kill bacteria, remove plaque from the teeth, and can maintain a healthy mouth.

Do not forget to clean your mouth well with a soft to medium strength toothbrush after removing your dentures, as this ensures great oral wellbeing and a spotless space for your false teeth to sit while you’re utilizing them.

With frequent check-ups, your dentures will be able to last longer and still offer you all of their functionality. Denture laboratories like The Hive Dental Laboratory can help you address any potential issues and get your prosthetic teeth back in working order.

Handling new dentures

As you may be new to the wonderful world of dentures, there are some key lessons to learn. It’s important to find either a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) or a dentist when getting new ones, as they have the expertise to guide you through the process and can also help with concerns or questions along the way you might have.

Your denture professional will explain how to put your dentures in carefully and how to take them out. Removing them too quickly could cause damage. Take your time, be gentle, and it shouldn’t take too long to find the perfect placement.

Whenever you initially get new dentures, it can cause difficulty to eat and chew. The secret is to ease into it until your body adjusts. Start with soft foods like mashed potatoes, then gradually increase chewing demands. Convert your chewing process from a singular action to both sides of the mouth to even out any pressure.

Common issues to avoid

Prosthetic teeth, such as dentures, require gentleness and care. Therefore, along with regular cleaning, they should not be exposed to harsh chemicals or stressful situations that can alter the shape of these teeth during use. When cleaning your dentures (daily), be sure to use a toothbrush and either vinegar water or soap. Bristles on non-dental brushes are too stiff and can contain abrasive chemicals leading to problems with dentures. Brightening toothpaste with whitening paste won’t change the colour of your prosthetic teeth.

Applying a liquid that has chlorine or bleach should never be done as it will weaken the dentures. When cleaning, always use gentle warm water to avoid an unwanted impact on your dentures, as boiling or keeping them in very hot water can distort their shape.

Premium denture care

It is natural to occasionally encounter a few issues with very intensive use. The best way to avoid these issues is to seek the help of denture specialists like the experienced team at The Hive Dental Laboratory. They have experience with dentures and will be able to come up with a solution for your concerns.

The most effective way to keep your dentures in a healthy state is to clean them daily and use a solution of vinegar and water to penetrate deep into the teeth. If you are keeping your dentures overnight in a soaking solution, ensure to clean your dentures thoroughly before placing them in your mouth, as chemicals can cause illness if swallowed.

Quality denture repair

If you experience an issue with your dentures, of feeling as though your denture is becoming loose, get help from a professional. Dental issues can cause pain and sore spots on your gums.

If you’re experiencing irritation, call up your experienced denture specialists at The Hive Dental Laboratory straight away. We strive to develop and hone the latest cutting-edge technologies and bespoke dental solutions through continual investment, training, and by working closely with dental surgeons and specialists alike.

Let The Hive Dental Laboratory help with your denture needs

Being a leading implant, digital and prosthetic dental laboratory in Bournemouth, we understand the importance of dentures in people’s lives. We have also designed a custom mobile lab for at-home denture repairs to provide dental laboratory services to you from the comfort of your home.

For more information, call us on 01202 922 280 or fill out the form on our contact page, and a denture specialist will help you take the next steps in properly repairing your broken denture.

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