Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Your Guide to the Care of Dentures

When it comes to your dentures, wearing and caring go hand-in-hand. Taking care of your dentures isn’t hard, but it’s easy to overlook. Luckily, all it takes is a few easy steps to keep your dentures clean and comfortable.

Daily cleaning is a must with dentures, which should be brushed gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush that’s made for cleaning dentures, and then rinsed to wash away food, plaque buildup, and stains. Since most toothpaste is abrasive and can damage your dentures, it’s best to use a mild dishwashing liquid or gentle hand soap. Also, rinse your dentures after each meal so they stay clean.

You’re not spared from proper dental care because you wear dentures. You still need to brush your gums, tongue, and palate every day to remove plaque and increase circulation in your mouth before putting in your dentures. If you wear a partial denture, it should be removed before you brush your natural teeth. To help keep your gums clean and healthy, it’s a good idea to also rinse your mouth every day with salted water.

Some people suggest that you keep dentures in cool water or a soaking solution so they stay moist when you’re not wearing them. However, this can cause damage to certain types of dentures, so ask a dentist at Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch for the best way to care for yours.

You’ll need to visit the dentist regularly to keep your dentures wearing well. Most dentists recommend appointments every six months so they can make any necessary adjustments to your dentures and check for dental health problems.

Although dentures are designed for comfort, it will probably require several dental appointments to make the adjustments for a perfect fit. All alignments and repairs should be done by a dentistry expert. Many repairs and adjustments can be done the same day, but some repairs may need to be made at a dental lab, which requires more time.

When your dentures have the proper fit, they’ll feel and function like your natural teeth. However, the fit of your dentures will be affected as your gums and jaw change with age, so you should be prepared to get a new set about every seven years.

So, as long as you take good care of your dentures, they’ll take good care of you.

To learn more about dentures from an affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch.

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