Denture hygiene

All dental appliances and dentures need to be cleaned and used according to the instructions of the dental prosthetist. Failure to regularly clean the dentures and maintaining their hygiene may cause severe problems and infections later on. Dentures need special care, just like any other dental appliance. So, follow Dental Hygiene Tips For Better Oral Health for your dentures.

Our mouths are full of bacteria all the time, and if the oral cavity is not kept perfectly clean, then this will lead to various diseases of the teeth and gums, and the infections do not stop there, these infections go down to the bones and the inner body of the individual causing more serious systemic diseases. By cleaning the dentures and the oral cavity properly every day, all these problems can be prevented. Cleaning the dentures after every meal is vital for preventing all types of infections and for increasing the service life of the dentures.

Dentures should be cleaned by using the appropriate devices as instructed by the prosthetist. Lukewarm or cold water can be used to wash and rinse the dentures. Inappropriate cleaning methods can damage the dentures. As mentioned the importance of brushing teeth a toothbrush and some liquid detergent can be also be used to clean the dentures on regular basis. This is extremely easy and does not take much time. It is not even expensive.

Moreover, electronic denture sterilizers and dental cleaning oral health care products are also easily available in the market and these will ensure complete denture hygiene.

Dentures are fragile and delicate appliances and special care should be taken while cleaning them. It is better to wash dentures in a plastic container so that they do not get damaged if you drop them accidentally. Moreover, use a towel to hold the denture so that you don’t grip it too hard and damage it.

Dentures have special polish coatings on the surface. This polish coating is very important because it prevents plaque, tartar and stain accumulation. This polish should be maintained and harsh products should not be used which could damage and tear it. Always buy cleaning products which do not destroy the polished surface of the dentures. Vinegar, baking soda and tap water can be used to clean the dentures conveniently and inexpensively on a regular basis.

For complete denture hygiene, the dentures should be replaced at least every 5-6 years. With the passage of time, changes occur in the oral cavity, changes pertaining to the size, shape and dimensions of the mouth and the dentures should accommodate these changes, this is why they should be replaced after every 5-6 years. Consult with the Oral Health Care Specialist!