8 Things About Dentures Everyone Should Know
There are two main kinds of dentures
Partial and complete dentures are two basic kinds of dentures available to patients today. Complete dentures are utilized in cases where all the natural teeth are removed and the gum tissue is not damaged. On the other hand, partial dentures are utilized when patients have a few healthy natural teeth. These dentures can be attached and detached and they come with replacement teeth placed on a plastic base made of a natural gum colour.
Specific products can cause damage to the dentures
Dentures are not made from the same material as our natural teeth. That’s why regular toothpaste has a negative effect on dentures. These toothpastes are made of abrasives that scrape the dentures creating a safe space for bacteria. Buy a toothbrush with soft bristles created for dentures. Stay away from toothbrushes with hard bristles.
The way you live has an impact on your dentures
Weight loss, and especially weight gain, can have a negative impact on the way your dentures fit, mainly because dentures rest on the gum pads, and these can change size and shape with either weight gain or weight loss. With that in mind, try to avoid processed foods and consume more foods packed with high fibre content, like vegetables and fruits.
Use a soaking solution to kill (almost) all germs
There are many different denture cleaning solutions out there including natural-based soaking solutions and expensive ultrasonic devices. In any case, you have to keep the dentures moist in order to keep their shape and properties. The best option is to leave the dentures in a denture-soaking solution during while you are sleeping. After that, simply rinse the dentures and place them in your mouth. This should kill 99.9% of germs on the denture.
Normal breathing, chewing, and speaking are the main objectives of dentures
With the help of dentures, you should be able to do these things as natural as possible. If you feel that something is not right, you should visit your CDT and ask for an adjustment or a repair. It shouldn’t take much time before the CDT solves the issue.
The older you are, the higher number of germs in your mouth you should expect
Numerous studies have confirmed that the elderly have more bacteria in their oral cavities. There’s more than one reason for that. Some of the reasons include a weaker immune system and lower salivary flow. Stationary denture brushes and denture wipes are some of the things that can help older patients.
Regular check-ups can be very helpful
Follow the advice of your CDT and conduct regular check-ups related to the condition of your dentures.
Denture cleaning on a regular basis is crucial
Finally, you should remember that denture cleaning on a regular basis is crucial for the condition of your dentures and for the proper functioning of these prosthetic devices. Once you are finished with your meal, remove and rinse your dentures. It’s also a good idea to clean the mouth while the dentures are removed. Always use a soft bristle toothbrush. The dentures should be brushed at least once a day.
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