Daily Care Tips to Keep Your Dentures in Tip Top Shape
Both partial dentures and complete dentures have replaced missing teeth for decades, improving smiles and dietary options for patients who choose them. We also offer implant-retained dentures for our West Pert, WA patients who want added stability.
Once you have your dentures, caring for them properly will extend their functionality and keep your gums healthy. Here are a few suggestions to keep your dentures in tip-top shape:
Clean Your Dentures Twice Per Day
Just as your teeth and gums collect bacteria, your dentures will also collect food debris, bacteria and odour. Cleaning them twice daily and storing them in their case with a bit of water will keep them from becoming stinky and causing infection in the delicate gum tissue.
Use a soft-bristles brush designed for dentures to clean away any food particles and plaque. Inspect your dentures for cracks and irregularities that might harbour bacteria.
Use Only Denture-Specific Cleanser
Using non-abrasive cleaners will keep your dentures fresh. Denture cleaners disinfect and refresh both partial dentures and complete dentures. We will recommend some commercial options to clean your dentures during your visit to our West Perth, WA dental clinic.
Bring Your Dentures to Each Dental Appointment
Whether you have partial dentures or complete dentures, regular dental exams are still an essential aspect of your oral care routine. Even edentulous patients (those missing all of their teeth) benefit from regular oral cancer screenings, x-rays to monitor bone levels and a denture evaluation.
We may also recommend minor adjustments to resolve denture sores or a reline to improve fit. Dr Kinsella will complete some relines in the clinic, others require a dental lab, which we will expedite to minimise the amount of time you have to go without teeth.
If you have ill-fitting dentures or want to know how to care for them properly, simply give us a call. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your dentures.