5 Tips for Keeping Your Gums Healthy While Wearing Dentures

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Are you looking to keep your gums healthy while wearing your dentures? Whether you have partial or complete denture Calgary, there are a few things you can do to ensure your gums remain their healthiest. Here are five tips to help you do so. 


When it comes to our mouths, teeth usually get all the attention. But our gums are just as important — if not more important — when it comes to overall oral health. Making sure they remain well taken care of and in tip-top shape is crucial. Below are five tips for doing so. 

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Five Tips for Keeping Your Gums Healthy While Wearing Dentures

The biggest oral health issue that people with partial or complete dentures face is the same as people without them: gingivitis. Better known as gum disease, gingivitis occurs when an accumulation of plaque is present under or along the gum line. As gingivitis progresses, you may notice your gums are more tender or bleed more often. You'll also be more susceptible to infections. In order to keep those problems at bay, here are five tips for keeping your gums healthy. 
 

1. Let Your Gums Rest

Having your dentures in 24/7 can lead to a number of problems, chief amongst them gum irritation. It's recommended that you give your gums a break by removing your dentures for at least six to eight hours every day, which for the majority of people translates to taking them out while they sleep. 
 

2. Make Sure You Properly Clean Your Dentures

You may think that your dentures don't require the same sort of cleaning that regular teeth do, but just like their counterparts, bacteria and plaque can build up on them. That's why it's important to clean your dentures thoroughly every day. Not doing so could lead to infected or irritated gums. 
 

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3. Show Your Mouth Some TLC

After taking your dentures out, be sure to show your gums some love by rinsing your mouth out with a salt water solution. You should also brush the roof of your mouth and tongue with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and then do the same to your gums. In addition to removing any excess plaque that's built up, you'll also increase circulation in the surrounding tissue. 
 

4. Get All Your Nutrients

Eating with partial or complete dentures can take some getting used to. But it's very important to make sure you're still getting all the important nutrients your mouth and body needs to stay healthy. By doing so, you'll give your gums, jaw, and mouth muscles the fuel they need to stay strong. 
 

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5. Be Sure to Visit Your Denturist as Scheduled

Visiting your denturist at least twice a year can help immensely with keeping your gums healthy. They can spot early signs of gingivitis or gum disease, and help tackle the problem before it turns into anything worse. Your Calgary partial dentures or complete dentures specialist can also tell right away if your dentures aren't fitting the way they should, which is a common cause of gum irritation or pain. 

 

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If you have any questions about how to take care of your gums while wearing dentures, or are exploring the possibility of getting dentures, get in touch with our helpful team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic by calling 403-475-0016 or by booking a FREE consultation today. 


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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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