Dentures are top-notch appliances that can replace your missing teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. They can also give you the strong and functional mouth you need to perform daily tasks. Although all of these things are true, it doesn’t mean your dentures can fend for themselves. In fact, it’s very important to clean and care for your dentures regularly. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Mai X. Ly, encourages you to do the following things:
-Clean your dentures daily: You can clean your dentures by brushing them daily just like you would your natural teeth. However, instead of using a typical toothbrush and toothpaste, it’s best to use a soft-bristled denture brush and water. Be gentle as you brush. You should also rinse your dentures with water after each time you eat.
-Care for your dentures: To reduce your chances of damaging your dentures each time you remove them, place a towel in the sink. This can cushion the fall if you accidentally drop your appliance. You should also soak your dentures in cool water or mild cleaning solution when they aren’t in the mouth.
-Remove your dentures every night: This can give your gums a chance to rest.
To learn more about how to care for your dentures in Ladera Ranch, California, please contact Ladera Dentistry when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 949-347-7083 and our dental team will be more than happy to give you the information you need. We look forward to hearing from you!