Tooth replacement allows you to widen your dietary selection—incorporating crunchier foods—and it may even improve your confidence. For these reasons and more, your dentist in Booragoon applauds your decision to replace any missing teeth.
Tooth replacement can also contribute to better oral health by stopping teeth from migrating toward smile gaps. This migration can mean wear on enamel and future oral health problems like dental cavities.
Dentures are a time-tested solution to tooth loss and an excellent option for many patients. But you may be wondering how to best care for your new prosthetic.
Tips for Denture Care
Avoid Dropping Your Denture
First, it is crucial to handle dentures carefully. They are breakable, and dropping them on a tiled floor can cause them to crack. When cleaning your denture, we recommend placing a towel in the sink and standing on a soft rug in case the prosthetic slips from your fingers.
Clean Your Denture Daily
When cleaning your denture, we recommend a denture cleaning paste or rinse with water at room temperature. Toothpaste is too abrasive and can cause scratches.
Keep Your Denture Moist
You also want to keep your dentures moist at all times, so they retain their shape. When you are not wearing your dentures—specifically during the night—you should soak them in a room-temperature denture bath. You can add cleaning tablets to help clear away germs.
Replace Your Denture as Needed
If you notice your dentures slipping more than usual, and if you are always getting relines or applying adhesives, it may be time to replace your denture with a better fitting prosthetic.
You should also consider denture replacement if your prosthetic has cracks. Bacteria can collect in these cracks, and your denture may be vulnerable to breakage.
For More on Dentures in Booragoon, Your Dentist Welcomes Your Call
If you would like to arrange a denture consultation, or if you have any questions, we are here to help you get started.