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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
Quincy Gibbs, DDS



Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health


Posted on 11/30/2016 by Front Desk
A pair of full dentures.
Using a set of dentures is a great way to replace natural teeth that you have lost due to illness or injury. However, you must make sure that you perform proper denture cleaning in order to keep your dentures working well and to ensure that you continue to enjoy good oral health.

Denture Care is Just as Important as Natural Tooth Care

Some people seem to think that once they start using dentures, they no longer have to perform normal dental hygiene. However, this is simply not the case.

You must perform a proper denture care in order to keep your dentures working well; more important silly, you must perform proper denture care in order to ensure that you continue to enjoy good oral health.

There are a number of ways that poor denture care can cause problems with your oral health. For one thing, dentures-just like your natural teeth-can begin to acquire a buildup of plaque. This increases the levels of bacteria in your mouth, and can lead to health problems in other areas.

Additionally, if you neglect to properly remove and clean your dentures, you may develop infections in the areas where the dentures press up against your gum tissue. It is important to remove your dentures each night when you go to sleep in order to allow the proper circulation of saliva against all gum tissues.

When you remove your dentures for the evening, you should place them into a container with either denture soaking solution or clean water. It is important that you keep them moist so they do not dry out and change shape, which can lead to issues with them fitting improperly. Soaking them in a denture soaking solution will help to disinfect them and keep them clean.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your oral health.





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