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Oral health is important for everyone, including denture wearers. Dental decay, tooth loss and gum disease are some of the main problems that partial denture wearers experience, so it is important to take good care of your gums, any remaining natural teeth, and to keep your partial or complete denture(s) clean and properly fitted!

If gums, natural teeth, partials, and complete dentures are not cleaned properly, you are likely to experience a build-up of plaque, leading to bad breath, cavities, gum disease and further tooth loss (if you still have remaining natural teeth).

Other considerations of overall poor oral health, as well as gum disease, include:

  • Mouth cancer
  • Smoking
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Etc.

Things you need to know to help keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright:

    • Like natural teeth, when your dental appliance is not properly cleaned, plaque buildup occurs. When this happens, sometimes the plaque gets pushed further underneath the gum line, making cleaning difficult and leading to a higher chance of infection (especially on exposed root surfaces).
      • To avoid this, clean your dentures regularly using the proper materials.
    • Over time, changes in your mouths anatomy, as well as the wearing of materials will affect the comfort and fit of your dentures.
      • Your dentures appliances and tissues should be checked regularly by your Denturist to prevent or reduce any tissue inflammation and to minimize excess bone or tissue loss.
    • If the dentures get too loose, food and plaque can build-up. This causes not only discomfort but an unhygienic state in your mouth.
      • To avoid this, you should visit your Denturist if you feel that your dental appliances are too loose, as well as maintaining a daily cleaning routine for your partial/complete denture(s), gums, remaining teeth (if any), and your mouth – this will keep your mouth happy and healthy!

Tips for keeping your dentures, gums, and teeth clean:

  • After every meal,
    • Rinse and brush your dentures/teeth.
      • When brushing dentures, you should use a soft denture brush and warm water or denture cleaning products, making sure that you clean the apparatus inside and out.
    • Gently brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a moist, soft bristle brush.
    • If you are in a situation where complete cleaning is not possible after a meal, be sure you still rinse both natural teeth and dentures with water.
  • Overnight
    • Dentures can be worn overnight if you prefer but you should sure to clean them before going to bed. However, the general consensus is dentures should be taken out daily and soaked for several hours or overnight. This not only keeps your dentures clean but also gives your mouths’ supporting tissues a chance to rest.
    • Rinse your dentures in warm running water again after soaking, and brush natural teeth (if any) before putting your dental appliance(s) back in your mouth.

Denturists and dental hygienists play an integral role in the maintenance of a healthy mouth. It is recommended that regular visits to your oral health professionals are maintained and proper care for your dentures is carried out!

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