Maintaining Your Dentures | Dentist in Evanston

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For denture wearers, proper care is essential to ensure a healthy smile and prolong the lifespan of your dentures. While caring for dentures may seem daunting, a few simple steps can keep them clean and maintain your oral health. Here are five expert tips to help you care for your dentures effectively:

  1. Rinse Thoroughly: Before brushing, rinse your dentures under running water to remove food particles and debris. Handle them with care to prevent damage, and avoid using hot water, as it can warp or deform your dentures.
  2. Clean Your Dentures: Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular cleaning. Use a soft toothbrush and gentle strokes to brush your dentures, ensuring thorough cleaning. Avoid using harsh cleaning agents or whitening toothpaste, as these can damage the material. Consult our dentist for recommendations on suitable denture cleaners.
  3. Don’t Forget Your Gums: Even with dentures, it’s essential to maintain oral hygiene. Gently brush your gums with a soft toothbrush or use gauze to remove plaque and bacteria. Regular gum cleaning reduces the risk of oral infections and discomfort. If you experience gum pain, seek professional advice from our team.
  4. Store Them Properly: Remove your dentures before bedtime and store them in a covered container overnight. Use a denture-soaking solution or water to keep them moist, as dry dentures can warp. If you’re unsure about proper storage, consult our team for guidance.
  5. Handle Adhesives with Care: If you use adhesive to secure your dentures, be cautious when removing them. Swish warm water or mouthwash around your mouth to loosen the adhesive gently. Avoid using cleaning solutions or tools to remove dentures, as they can cause damage. Ensure the grooves of your dentures are clean and free of adhesive residue.

By following these tips and maintaining a diligent denture care routine, you can enjoy a lasting smile and optimal oral health. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your dentures, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bowdental of Evanston. Our experienced team is here to provide personalized guidance and support for your denture needs.

For additional tips on oral health or to schedule your next appointment, contact us today. Let us help you maintain a healthy and confident smile for years to come.

Bowdental of Evanston
Phone: 847-532-2688
2611 Broadway Ave
Evanston, IL 60201