Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Dentures from Your Battle Creek Dentist

Fortunately, over the years, dentures have become more and more comfortable, well-fitting, natural looking, and durable for people of all ages. With that being said, it’s extremely important to ensure you’re taking proper care of your partial or full dentures to maintain a perfect fit. In this post, your Battle Creek dentist will discuss what you should and should not do when it comes to wearing and cleaning your dentures.

Things you should do

  • Remove and clean your dentures in fresh denture cleaning solution each night.
  • Brush your dentures every day with a soft, denture-specific cleaning brush, warm water, and American Dental Association (ADA) approved denture cleaner.
  • Clean your entire mouth (gums, tongue, and roof) when you take your dentures out in order to remove any bacteria or debris. If you have partial dentures, be sure to brush your remaining teeth.

Things you shouldn’t do

  • Do not use toothpicks or other hard dental scrapers as you could easily hurt your mouth’s soft tissues.
  • Do not put excessive stress on your dentures by biting and pulling on food. You should also be sure to not use your front dentures on hard foods as this may wear them down or even cause them to break.

At Houghtaling Dental, we know the confidence a well-fitting set of dentures can bring, and we know how important it is to take proper care of your dentures. Just because you no longer have teeth, does not mean that your oral health is any less vital. Being sure to take proper care of your dentures like they’re your real teeth will help to keep them in great shape for a long time. Whether you’re in need of partial or full dentures, Houghtaling Dental can help you to find the best possible solution!