4 Denture Care Tips You Need to Follow

Are you a first-time denture wearer? Taking good care of your replacement teeth is critical for your oral and overall health. Here are some of the top denture care tips from our Calgary denturist. 

Aside from the cosmetic aspect of having your missing tooth/teeth replaced, there are many dental health reasons for fixing the problem. Over time, your remaining teeth will drift to fill in the gap left by the missing tooth and this misalignment can make it hard for a patient to chew or talk. It may even cause bone loss or tooth decay. 

At our Calgary Denture Clinic, we offer our patients a wide range of denture solutions to replace missing teeth, including: 

  • Traditional complete dentures
  • Traditional partial dentures 
  • Flexible partial dentures
  • Implant supported dentures 

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Future Smiles is a leading denture clinic in Calgary. We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality denture solutions at affordable prices. Our qualified denturist can assess your oral health and particular tooth loss needs to determine which tooth replacement option is best for you. 

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Are You a New Denture Wearer? Top Denture Care Tips From Our Calgary Denturist 

Whichever tooth replacement solution you opt for, be it traditional dentures or implant-supported dentures, taking care of your dental prosthesis is critical if you want to avoid problems such as: 

  • Additional tooth loss
  • Tooth decay, gum disease, and plaque build-up 
  • Discomfort or sore spots 
  • Increased risk of general health diseases such as stroke or lung disease 

To help protect your remaining teeth and ensure the longevity of your dentures, here are some simple and easy denture care tips from our Calgary denturist: 

1. Clean Your Dentures Every Night 

It is very important that you remove your dentures every night for cleaning. Make sure you soak them in a specialized cleaner overnight and ALWAYS change the solution the next day. Remember, if you leave your dentures in too long it may lead to: 

  • Gum infection 
  • Gum inflammation 
  • Sore gums 
  • Bad breath or an unpleasant denture odour 



2. Brush Your Dentures Daily 

Just because your dentures aren’t your real teeth, doesn’t mean they don’t need looking after! Make sure to rinse or brush your dentures after every meal as this is important for removing food and bacteria, as well as preventing your dentures from staining. 

However, when you do brush your dentures, make sure to: 

  • Use a soft denture brush 
  • NEVER use toothpaste as this will scratch your dentures
  • Lay a towel over the sink to prevent breakage or damage should you accidentally drop your false teeth 



3. Avoid Using Toothpicks on Your Dentures 

If you have food stuck in your dentures, ALWAYS rinse them and NEVER use a toothpick on your false teeth. Doing so can create scratches on your dentures or affect the smooth transition from the tooth to the acrylic (gum) of the denture. 

In addition, you may accidentally poke your gums or soft mouth tissues above and below the denture, causing oral injury and pain. 


4. Be Careful While Eating 

As a denture wearer, you must be very careful about what and how you eat. Avoid using your front dentures on harder foods as this may result in damage. Denturists always recommend that denture wearers stick to softer foods and practice taking small bites, as this will prevent wear and tear of your replacement teeth. 

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To find out more about the wide range of quality and affordable denture solutions at our Calgary clinic, visit one of our two branches located in North Calgary (23 Coral Springs Blvd NE) or South Calgary (7015 Macleod Trail SW, Unit 113).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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