For all of your good intentions when it comes to protecting your full or partial dentures, you may find that you end up with warped, damaged prosthetics. Unfortunately, if you are unaware of a few key factors, you may be doing more harm than good in an effort to keep them safe. Do yourself a favor and look over a few friendly tips, so you can make the most out of your tooth replacement solutions (and so they may continue to last).
#1: You’re Eating Super Hard Or Chewy Foods
It’s important to remember that just like your natural teeth, dentures can become damaged or break. While replacing your teeth with full or partial dentures gives you the ability to improve your diet and eat a much greater variety of foods, it is still important to avoid anything that is extremely hard or extremely chew. These may cause damage and can result in difficult cleaning. For foods you can’t resist, cut them into small pieces before you eat them.
#2: You’re Using Harsh Products To Clean Them
Your dentures do need to be cleaned on a daily basis to prevent the buildup of debris and bacteria. While your full or partial denture is not composed of natural tissue, it is still somewhat fragile. It is absolutely essential that you avoid hot water, which can change the shape of your denture, as well as extremely strong cleaning products. Stick with a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste to avoid damage.
#3: You’re Skipping Dental Visits
Just because you’re wearing dentures doesn’t mean you don’t need to see us for preventive visits. During cleanings and checkups, we can ensure your denture fits correctly, make sure you’re cleaning it correctly, and continue to protect your oral health.