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By Dentistry at Camp Creek
July 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

Not sure how to care for your new dentures? Dr. Travon Holt and Dr. Tarem Eric Hendricks, your South Atlanta, GA dentists at Dentistry at Camp Creek, share a few tips that will help you keep your dentures in perfect shape.

Brush your dentures every dayDentures

Daily brushing is important whether you have natural teeth or dentures. Use a nonabrasive dental cleanser and be sure to clean the adhesive from the grooves in the base of your dentures. Brush gently to avoid damaging your dentures.

Give your dentures a bath

Soaking your dentures every night keeps them clean and also provides the moisture they need to retain their shape. Removing your dentures at night also gives your gums a chance to rest.

Rinse your dentures thoroughly every morning

Rinse your dentures with water for several minutes before you put them in your mouth. Failing to rinse your dentures can cause burns in your mouth or vomiting due to the chemicals in cleaning solutions.

Remove your dentures after you eat

Take your dentures out and rinse them after you eat. Rinsing them helps avoid food debris that can cause bad breath.

Don't use toothpaste

Although toothpaste is the best way to clean your natural teeth, it's too abrasive for your dentures and can scratch or damage them. Look for cleansers and solutions specifically made for dentures instead.

Keep it cool

Make sure the water isn't too hot when you clean your dentures. Hot or boiling water can change the fit of your dentures. It's best to prevent the problem by using cool water.

See your South Atlanta dentist regularly

If you don't have any natural teeth, you may not think that regular visits to your dentist are important any longer. During dental visits, your dentist will check the fit of your dentures and make adjustments to ensure that they fit well and don't slip or cause painful gum irritation.

Is it time for your next dental exam? Call Dr. Holt and Dr. Hendricks, your South Atlanta, GA dentists at Dentistry at Camp Creek, at (404) 629-9290 to schedule an appointment. Prolong the life of your dentures with proper care.