Proper dental care is important for both the health of your mouth and longevity of your full/partial dentures or denture implants.

Poor dental care while wearing dentures can lead to many problems including:

  • Higher denture repair costs
  • Plaque buildup & gum disease
  • Further tooth loss
  • Discomfort and soreness
  • Serious health concerns including increased risk of stroke and lung disease

At Future Smiles denture clinic, we provide a range of comprehensive services from denture repairs to flexible financing options to help you practice good dental care and protect the health of your mouth and body.

 

Dental Care & Your Dentures

Whatever denture option you choose - from partial dentures to implant-supported dentures, proper denture care and regular visits to your local denture clinic are crucial to protecting your oral and overall health.

Here are 5 great tips on how to take care of your dentures:

1. Clean them daily

Just because dentures aren’t your real teeth doesn’t mean they don’t require regular dental care. Not cleaning your full/partial dentures daily can lead to buildup of stains, tartar and bacteria which can cause infections and irritation to the gum tissue.

Some good choices for cleaning dentures include using:

  • A special denture cleaning brush
  • Regular hand soap
  • Mild dishwashing detergent
  • Mildly abrasive toothpaste
  • Dental paste

Note: Make sure to rinse your mouth after every meal to remove any food particles. This will keep your mouth clean and healthy throughout the day.

 

2. Handle them with care

A partial denture is a huge investment in your oral health and should be handled with extreme care. Whenever you are cleaning your replacement teeth, make sure to do it over a folded towel or bowl of water in case they drop.

In addition, don’t use toothpicks while wearing them or any hard cleaning brushes. All of these can cause damage to your replacement teeth. NEVER leave them within reach of your children and/or pets.

FREE DENTURE REPAIRS IN CALGARY

At Future Smiles denture clinic, we offer FREE denture repairs for the first 3-6 months depending on which type of dentures you opt for. During this time, we will adjust your partial/full dentures as needed and provide any aftercare necessary to keep your gums and smile healthy.

3. Look after your whole mouth

Good dental care involves keeping your dentures as well as your mouth clean. If you have full dentures, remember to give your mouth a good rinse and gently massage your gums with a wet washcloth or soft toothbrush.

If you wear partial dentures, you should brush and floss your regular teeth every day. This promotes circulation in your mouth and gums and helps remove any plaque buildup.

 

4. Give your mouth a break

To help reduce or minimize denture stomatitis, you should not wear your dentures all the time.  Give your mouth tissues some time to recover by cleaning your dentures thoroughly each night and soaking them while you sleep.

This will slow down any bone loss that naturally occurs from the pressure caused by wearing full/partial dentures.

 

5. Visit your denture clinic

Even though you may be doing an excellent dental care job at home, you still need to schedule annual visits to your denture clinic for an examination, fit and function check, as well as a professional cleaning.

Not only can these check-ups allow your denturist to ensure proper fit or examine your mouth for any changes/sores, they can also provide advice on best oral hygiene and dental care practices.

Time for your annual checkup?

 

Denture Implants vs Partial Dentures

If you are not completely sure that full/partial dentures are the right tooth replacement option for you, there are some great alternatives including implant-supported dentures.

A denture implant can be used to completely eliminate the need for a denture or, if your dentures are fitting you poorly, implants can be used to create better support and a more comfortable fit.

While denture implants may come with a higher initial cost, they provide long-term benefits such as:

  • More natural look and feel compared to full/partial dentures
  • Never slip out of place
  • You no longer need any messy adhesives
  • Last longer than dentures
  • Increased comfort
  • No diet restrictions

Not sure about your options? Book a consultation at our Calgary denture clinic to find out if you are a suitable candidate for denture implants.

Dentures vs. Implants

Call Today

To find out more about our high-quality tooth replacement options from partial dentures to denture implants, call our SW Calgary denture clinic at 403-475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Posted by 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.