Dentures are an important tool for replacing missing teeth. However, preventing more damage to your remaining teeth and keeping your oral tissues healthy plays a crucial role in your overall dental health. Learn how you should care for both your mouth and your new dentures with family dentist, Dr. Mark Kedzierski in Melbourne, FL.
How should I care for my dentures?
Caring for your dentures requires several added steps in your daily oral care routine. You should remove your dentures at night before sleeping and brush them with a denture brush and denture cleaner. Soak the denture in water or denture solution while you sleep and brush them again before replacing them in the morning. Many patients prefer to handle their dentures over a folded towel to prevent damage in case they drop them.
How should I care for my mouth after getting dentures?
Your brushing and flossing routine should be strong to keep your oral tissues healthy enough to support your dentures. This means brushing any remaining natural teeth and oral tissues with a soft brush twice daily and flossing in between any natural teeth at least once a day. Inspect your mouth daily for any irritation or sores and report them to your dentist as soon as possible.
Dentures and Regular Dental Examinations in Melbourne, FL
You should see your dentist at least twice a year for routine examinations and cleanings, especially if you wear dentures. Dentures can potentially change shape and create a bad fit. This can lead to irritation, pain or sores which could be detrimental to your oral health. Seeing your dentist twice yearly will keep your dentures fitting securely to prevent these unfortunate events from happening. Additionally, regular dental cleanings will keep any remaining natural teeth healthy and clean to decrease the chance of any further tooth loss.
Dentures come in a variety of styles and types. Finding the best denture for you and determining if dentures are the best dental procedure for your smile is easy with help from your dentist. For more information on dentures, please contact Dr. Kedzierski in Melbourne, FL. Call (321) 254-0306 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kedzierski today!