4 Things All Denture Wearers Must Know

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If you are missing one or more teeth, you have no doubt considered full dentures as a tooth replacement option. However, did you know that dentures require just as much care and attention as your natural teeth?


While traditional full/partial dentures are one of the most popular tooth replacement options due to their affordability and durability, wearing them for the first time can be a challenge. However, you must remember that all it takes is some time and patience to get used to your prosthetic.

During the first 30 days of wearing dentures, you will most likely experience:

  • Speaking challenges
  • Difficulty eating hard or touch foods
  • Changes to your sense of taste
  • Mouth sores/blisters

However, working with an experienced denturist and selecting high quality dentures, will ensure that your discomfort will be minimal.

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At Future Smiles, we want our patients to always enjoy the confidence and joy that comes with a beautiful smile. That’s why we offer a wide range of high quality and affordable tooth replacement options, including full dentures, flexible partials, and implant-supported dentures to meet all your tooth loss needs.

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4 Things To Remember When You Have Dentures

If you are suffering from tooth loss and are searching for a solution, chances are you’ve researched and considered traditional dentures. Depending on your situation, you may be better suited for partial or full dentures.

However, what you may not know is that both of these options require just as much care and attention as your real teeth.

In order to maintain good oral hygiene and dental health, you must learn how to care for your replacement teeth so that you can keep them in the best condition possible for many years.

To do that, here are some things you must always remember:

1. Having Dentures Doesn’t Mean Your Brushing Days Are Over

Just as with your real teeth, you must brush your dentures to keep them looking bright. Make sure to brush them at least twice daily, or after every meal, with a special denture toothbrush that will not damage them.

Extra Tip: Avoid using commercial toothpaste on your dentures because they can damage your replacement teeth.

What to do instead: Cleaning them with baking soda is a great alternative, because it keeps them sparkling white and the natural mixture doesn’t damage the synthetic material of your dentures.

2. Be Careful What You Eat

Just as with your natural teeth, the food you consume can have an impact on the appearance of your dentures, and may change or dull their colour. In order to keep your dentures looking their whitest and best, try to avoid over-consuming:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Artificial colorants

My dentures are stained. Now what? If you are feeling self-conscious about the color of your dentures, you may want to consider discussing whitening options with your denturist.

3. Use the Right Cleaning Products

Knowing that you must clean your dentures regularly is very important, but what is just as crucial is knowing which products to use in order to avoid damaging your replacement teeth. Remember that while some denture cleaners are suitable for metal frames, others are not, and the same goes for replacement teeth with soft linings.

What you should always do: Be sure to read the labels of any products carefully and if you are unsure, always discuss your options with the denturist.

4. Never Try to Fix Them Yourself

Have you chipped, stained, or otherwise damaged your replacement teeth? If so, you should NEVER try to fix them yourself. Doing this will only make the damage worse and can turn what was an easy fix into a costly and more complex problem.

What you should always do: If your dentures are damaged, then you should visit your local denturist as soon as possible. He/she will be able to examine your replacement teeth and determine the best course of action.

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If you are missing one or more teeth and are looking for an affordable, yet extremely high quality, tooth replacement solution, then visit our dental clinics in North Calgary (23 Coral Springs Blvd NE) or South Calgary (2500 4th St SW).

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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