Many people understand that they need to clean and care for their natural teeth. However, those with dentures do not always realize how important denture care is. Cleaning them properly is important because dentures affect your health.
Besides the cleaning process, having a denture that doesn’t fit you properly can cause health problems. Here are some of the problems you may experience if yours do not fit:
When a denture doesn’t fit properly, it can cause irritation and sores to the gums. It can make it difficult to keep irritated gums clean, because you do not want to irritate the sores even more. Ultimately, this can lead to gum disease.
Also, your gums can become infected from the irritation. If this happens, you need to see your dental professional as soon as possible.
Unable to Eat
Dentures that do not sit in the mouth properly can make it difficult to eat. If they are moving around, lose, or unstable, chewing can be a difficulty. We find that some of our patients struggle to eat and it affects their overall health.
Make it Difficult to Speak
You may not realize it, but your teeth play a key role in your speech. When your false teeth do not fit properly, it will affect the way you speak. You might have a hard time saying certain words or sound like you have a lisp.
How to Care For Your Dentures
It is important for you to adopt good oral health care and cleaning procedures for your dentures. Here are our denture care tips:
- Brush your dentures two times a day, like you would your natural teeth
- Store dentures in a cleaning solution at night
- Visit us for regular cleanings
- Talk to us about pain and discomfort from the denture
- Take out your denture for at least 6-8 hours a day.
Go To a Prosthodontist
Dr. Roe is a Prosthodontist that specializes in denture care. As a specialist, he received three extra years of education to learn how to provide the best care to those that need dentures. Not only can he get you fitted for a prosthetic that will fit, he will customize the teeth to look like your natural teeth once looked.