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  • Writer's pictureDr Fessy Poulose

DENTURE CARE

Do you have missing teeth?  From your diet to your self-confidence , you rely on a healthy smile to get you through the day.Dentures are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. They are custom-made to fit each individual’s mouth and provide the appearance of natural teeth. There are several different types of dentures available, each designed to meet specific needs. They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps.





Proper cleaning of dentures is essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing infection. Failure to clean dentures regularly can lead to plaque formation and tartar which harbour microbes that can cause bad breath, gum disease, fungal infections and tooth decay. Dentures that are not properly maintained can become discolored, odorous, and uncomfortable to wear.It is essential to clean dentures thoroughly to remove any bacteria or food particles that may have accumulated on them. Cleaning dentures regularly can help prevent infections, bad breath, and gum disease, and help maintain good oral hygiene.

Cleaning dentures involve the following steps

  • After removing the dentures from the mouth, rinse them thoroughly under running water to remove any loose debris or food particles.

  • Use a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner to brush the dentures. Be sure to brush all surfaces of the dentures, including the gums and the roof of the mouth.

  • Soak the dentures in a denture cleaning solution for the recommended time.

  • After soaking, rinse the dentures thoroughly under running water to remove any residual cleaning solution.


TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND

  1. Hot water can damage the dentures, so it is important to use lukewarm water when cleaning them.

  2. Don’t use toothpaste,it can scratch the denture surface

  3. Be gentle when brushing to avoid damaging them.

  4. Dentures can become distorted if they are allowed to dry out, so it is important to keep them moist. When not wearing your dentures they should be stored in a clean container filled with clean fresh water.

  5. Regularly inspect the dentures for any signs of damage.

  6. Visit #Dentist regularly to check for any problems

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