Dentures can be damaged like our natural teeth. They can also carry bad bacteria easily to and from our mouths. Cleaning dentures is a paramount task for keeping them safe, long-lasting, and effective. As long as you continue to care for your dentures, they can continue to care for you.
Minimal effort is required to care for your dentures, so find some time in each day to follow these guidelines:
– Make sure to treat your dentures with extreme care. They are not indestructible, and can easily be damaged if dropped. If your dentures become damaged, alert your dentists at Star Dental and we will assist you. Never try to fix broken dentures yourself.
– Never let your dentures air-dry or remain in the air for too long. When the dentures are removed for periods of time, soak them in regular water or an approved cleaning solution. There are a few products you should avoid using on the dentures, as they can easily damage the pair. These include teeth whitening products, bleach, abrasive materials, hot water, or glue.
– Because they are removable there is an even greater risk of harmful bacteria. Make sure to brush and rinse your dentures on a daily basis but not with toothpaste. Toothpaste is too abrasive, so use an ADA-approved denture cleaner or mild hand soap.
A good set of dentures can be the difference between a happy holiday season or a horrific one. Don’t let your teeth let you down. If you would like to meet with Drs. Afshar and Afshar, contact Star Dental at 916.773.6222 to setup your visit at our office in Roseville, California. The smile of your dreams is only a visit away!