Here’s our helpful guide to keeping your gums healthy
Many patients that come to The Denture People are often solely concerned with their teeth and dentures.
However, it’s easy to forget that taking care of your gums should be just as important a part of your oral hygiene routine.
In our latest Denture People blog, we’ve put together some top tips on keeping those gums healthy, which in turn keeps those pearly whites pearlier than ever!
Brush your teeth/dentures twice a day –
You may have heard this countless times from your dental professional, but it really is the best and easiest advice to follow!
If you can even clean your dentures after each meal, too, even better! Pick a toothbrush that feels comfortable in your mouth, and if you can, always try to opt for an electric toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes are excellent for reaching those areas of the mouth that are just agonisingly out of reach for a manual toothbrush.
Book regular denture cleaning appointments –
A regular visit to your denture clinic of choice is a sure-fire to keep on top of your oral hygiene.
Not only does a complete denture clean get rid of plaque, but a professional clean by a dental clinician is the only way to remove tartar effectively.
Use a gum-treatment mouthwash –
Suppose you’re encountering problems with your gums while waiting for an appointment with a denture clinic. In that case, a gum-treatment mouthwash can help to relieve symptoms before your appointment date.
Brands such as Corsodyl or Listerine have gum-treatment options available that treat and ease gum inflammation and tenderness.