How to Avoid Damaging or Breaking Your Dentures

Are you worried about damaging or breaking your dentures? It's understandable given the investment that you make in your dentures that you would want to avoid breaking or damaging them at all costs. Here are some helpful tips to help you do so. 

Dentures are a lifeline for those who use them. Not only do they help their wearers eat, they also provide a huge boost to their self-confidence and overall mental well-being. So damaging or breaking their dentures can be an extremely scary ordeal. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips from our Calgary denture clinic that will help keep your dentures in tip-top shape for years to come.

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How to avoid damaging or breaking your dentures

At Future Smiles Denture Clinic we understand how scary it can be to suddenly not have your dentures due to damaging or breaking them. While normal wear and tear is unavoidable, there are a few precautionary things you can do to prolong the life of your complete or partial dentures. By following the simple steps below, you'll be taking proactive steps to avoid damaging or breaking your dentures in the future. 

Always handle your dentures carefully

It's important that you be highly conscious of your handling of your dentures anytime you have them within your hands. Be sure to take extra care when touching the clasps or plastic, especially when washing them. 

Lay down a towel on the counter or fill your sink with water before removing them

This extra precautionary step can be a huge lifesaver if you accidentally drop your dentures while removing them. Simply grab a towel or two and lay it on the bathroom counter before taking your dentures out. If you want, you can also fill up your sink with water to double down on your safety measures. 

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Remove your dentures and rinse them after every meal

While this may seem like a bit of a hassle, it's extremely important that you remove your dentures after eating and rinse them off to remove any food particles that may be lingering around after your meal. Make sure you follow the above tip to make this exercise as safe as possible. 

Soak your dentures overnight

It's very important that you soak your dentures overnight in water or a solution that's been approved by your denturist. Not only will this give your mouth a break and your gum tissue a chance to heal, you'll also ensure your dentures maintain their shape and form. Leaving dentures out in the air will dry them out, making them more susceptible to cracks. 

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Never wear broken or loose-fitting dentures

You can cause serious damage to your gums if you wear broken or loose-fitting dentures. The moment you realize your dentures aren't fitting properly, you should call your denturist and book an appointment right away. If you choose to wear loose fitting or broken dentures you may even damage them further, resulting in the entire denture needing to be replaced. 

See your denturist regularly

One of the best ways you can prevent your dentures from being damaged is by seeing your denturist on a regular basis. They'll be able to make sure everything is fitting properly and can address any minor issues before they become major ones. At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we provide our patients with FREE denture cleanings and adjustments, because we believe it's just the right thing to do. 

Call us today

If you're looking to get complete or partial dentures or would like more tips on how to care for your current 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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