Repair and Clean Your Dentures for Women’s Day This Year

Repair and Clean Your Dentures for Women’s Day This Year

March 4, 2020

If you are using partial or full dentures would you want to wear them in your mouth as they are on women’s day? It would certainly be embarrassing for you to display stains on the dentures or wear a set that does not fit properly because adjustments are essential.

Your task would have been much easier if you had simply followed the methods suggested as the best way to clean and store your dentures. The fact that you have not or could not adhere to the conditions provided by the dentist would have brought upon you the need to look for a dental clinic to have the dentures cleaned and repaired to fit properly in your mouth. You shouldn’t be overly concerned about accomplishing this goal because many dental clinics are offering these services which can be availed by visiting them.

Caring for your dentures properly is important both for the health of your dentures and mouth. Use the tips mentioned in this article to care for your dentures appropriately henceforth.

Handle Your Dentures with Great Care

Dentures are fragile appliances that can easily get damaged if you do not care for them properly. To avoid dropping them accidentally it is recommended that you stand over a folded towel or a sink full of water whenever you are handling them.

Cleaning Your Dentures

Your dentures must be brushed and rinsed every day. This could lead you to believe you can use regular toothpaste to brush the dentures. However, you need to understand that toothpaste is abrasive and can create microscopic scratches to allow food and plaque to develop. Dentures must be cleaned every day to remove food and plaque just like natural teeth. The brushing also helps to prevent the development of permanent stains on them. You can use a brush with soft bristles that are particularly designed for cleaning dentures. Gently brush all surfaces of the denture being careful not to damage the plastic or bend attachments. You must also rinse the dentures after every meal.

Cleaning the denture with hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid is a good way of cleaning dentures. You can also consider ultrasonic cleansers to care for the dentures. These cleansers are available in a small bathtub like devices containing a solution. The denture can be immersed into the tub to allow the tub to create soundwaves to dislodge any undesirable deposits. Using an ultrasonic cleanser does not absolve you from brushing your dentures every day.

Caring for Your Dentures When Not Wearing Them

Dentures must be kept moist when they are not being worn to ensure they do not dry out or lose shape. Dentures are better stored in a denture cleanser soaking solution when not being worn. However, if metal attachments are placed on the denture they could tarnish when placed in a soaking solution. Your dentist would have recommended the best way to clean and store your denture and you should be used the instructions provided stringently if you do not want any problems with the appliances.

Adjusting or Repairing Your Dentures

After receiving your dentures you need to schedule one or more follow-up appointments with your dentist for any necessary adjustments. You must never attempt to adjust or repair the dentures yourself paying special attention to never bending any part of the clasps or metal attachments because you can weaken the metal structure. You may be tempted to use DIY repair kits but are advised against doing so because they can permanently damage your dentures. You must also avoid over-the-counter glues that contain harmful chemicals.

Improperly fitting dentures can cause irritation and sores in the mouth and the gums. Contact your oral health care provider if your denture cracks, breaks, chips or if a tooth becomes loose. On most occasions, your provider can make the necessary adjustments or repairs on the same day. If the problem you are facing is complicated the denture may be sent to a dental laboratory for correction.

As you need the dentures in proper condition for women’s day it is suggested that you visit Dr. Moiz Horani at Dental Care at Muskogee to have your dentures cleaned or repaired. You can rest assured that the dentures will be returned to you in prime condition before March 8, 2020, when the big day will be upon you to impress everyone with your smile.