The Dont’s in Caring for your Dentures

Dentures can be damaged easily so you must exercise practices to prevent it from early wear and tear. Here are some tips:

  1. Don’t use bleach and other harsh whitening products as it will cause your denture to have an unnatural color.
  2. Use toothbrush with soft bristles and be gentle hen brushing your teeth.
  3. When brushing your dentures, hold it with three fingers – your thumb and two other fingers, over the sink with a towel that will serve as a cushion in case the denture falls.

Some dentures might need more specific caring instructions so ask your dental prosthetist on how to properly clean your dentures.

Dentures and your expectations:

skd284162sdcPatients get dentures for many reasons, some for practical reasons while some are for aesthetic reasons. But e can determine that dentures really help improve one’s life. Aesthetically, it can help you improve your self-esteem when you know that no one would look at you differently because you have a missing tooth. Practically, chewing, eating and pronunciation is also improved when you have new dentures.

For those who will undergo teeth extraction and immediately want a denture, an immediate denture can be made. Though these immediate dentures will need relining and adjustments along the way, it is a good option for you. It will keep you from getting conscious in interacting with people due to your missing teeth. Again, get your immediate denture relined or adjusted upon the dentist’s referral, if you don’t you can suffer some consequences.

Here are some problems that you might encounter with an ill-fitting denture:

  • Collapsed facial muscles resulting to droopy cheeks.
  • A dull pain in or near the ear
  • Difficulty in hearing
  • A click in the jaw when chewing
  • Dizziness, mild to severe
  • Headache
  • A burning sensation on the side of the nose and in the throat and tongue

Dentures, if well-taken care of, can last long. But do not think that your first denture will last a lifetime. Dentist would generally advise you to get your dentures checked every two years for adjustments, relining or replacement. No matter how well you take care of your denture, it will eventually deteriorate due to the stress it encounters while chewing.


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Health Benefits

You can smile again. We know denture wearers who've said that simply being able to smile again really helped their outlook on life.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your oral health.

Dentures help keep facial muscles from sagging, which can make a person look older.

You'll be able to eat and speak — things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost. And if you've had trouble with your natural teeth for a number of years, you might not have been able to eat the foods you want or speak comfortably for quite a while.

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