Dentures at the office of Dr. Nolan R. Behr are an investment, not only with your wallet, but in your smile and in your overall confidence. Proper denture care can help that investment last for years.
Handling Your Dentures
Dentures are durable, but they can crack or break if dropped on a hard surface. When handling your dentures, always lay a towel beneath you so they have a cushion to land on in case they drop. Be sure not to bend or twist your dentures when handling them.
Cleaning Your Dentures
Remove and rinse your dentures after every meal to clear away food and debris. Brush your dentures every day to remove plaque and food deposits. If you use denture adhesive, be sure to brush away any remaining residue from the gum side each night before storing them. Use a cleaning paste specifically designed for dentures. Regular toothpaste can be too abrasive for dentures and may scratch them. Talk to Dr. Behr at his Colorado Springs office about denture cleaning technique.
Storing Your Dentures
Always store your dentures in water or a denture soaking solution overnight. This will help your dentures to keep their shape. A denture soaking solution can help to remove germs that could cause odor. It may also help to prevent staining and plaque buildup. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on using a soaking solution and be sure to rinse it off thoroughly before you insert your dentures.
It’s important to see your dentist for regular checkups twice a year to ensure that they are in good shape and still fit your mouth properly. If you feel gaps or looseness, or if your dentures begin to feel uncomfortable, see Dr. Behr for an adjustment. Ill-fitting dentures can cause sores in the mouth.
Dr. Nolan R. Behr of Colorado Springs, CO offers full dentures and partial dentures to meet a variety of needs. If you wear dentures or are thinking of getting dentures, talk to Dr. Behr about proper care and maintenance for you dentures and your smile.