Can you do it? Can you be happy wearing dentures every day? The answer to each question is “yes,” especially if you know what to expect before you commit to getting dentures. Take a look at these tips for incorporating dentures into your routine and elevating your quality of life with them.
Keep them Clean to Avoid Odors
It sounds simple. But in so many cases, just 15 to 20 seconds of extra care for your dentures and gums can make a world of difference in how your dentures feel, and how they smell.
- Be sure to rinse your dentures after eating food or drinking acidic liquids
- Brush your gums, tongue and natural teeth, if any, with a soft brush
- Rinse your mouth with an oral antiseptic
- Soak your dentures every night and rinse them before putting them back in
Experiment to Find the Right Amount of Adhesive for You
Too much or too little adhesive may make your dentures slide around in your mouth. If you’re still unhappy with the way your dentures fit after experimenting with the amount of adhesive you use, you may need to talk to your dentist to ensure that your dentures are indeed a proper fit.
Sometimes, dentures feel perfect when they’re being fitted, but the imperfections of the fit begin to emerge when they’re used out in the real world. Other times, properly fitting dentures may become a bit warped or even cracked from being handled roughly.
Handle them with Care
To avoid warping or cracking your dentures, make sure you soak them whenever you’re not wearing them. Keeping them in a liquid solution will protect them from drying and cracking.
Avoid putting your denture in hot water, leaving them in a hot car or exposing them to extreme heat in any other way. Prolonged heat exposure can dry them out and make it easier for them to crack and warp.
Don’t Forget the Dentist
Regular visits to the dentist’s office will help keep your gums healthy, minimizing the chances your dentures will become overrun with bacteria and develop an odor.
Be sure to follow your dentist’s aftercare tips if you had decaying teeth extracted to accommodate your new dentures.
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published on July 10, 2019