Preventing Emergencies and Extending the Life of Your Dentures

Preventing Emergencies and Extending the Life of Your Dentures

Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary emphasizes the importance of proper denture care to extend their lifespan and prevent emergencies. We are dedicated to supporting patients through expert advice and professional denture care services, reinforcing the clinic's commitment to maintaining the confidence and comfort dentures bring to individuals' lives.


For many in Calgary, dentures are a vital part of life, enhancing confidence, and enabling a return to the simple joys of eating and smiling without hesitation. However, like any important investment, dentures require proper care and maintenance to ensure they last long and stay comfortable. At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we understand the challenges and concerns that come with wearing dentures. That's why we're committed to providing you with the best practices for denture care, helping you prevent emergencies, and extending the lifespan of your dentures.

With years of experience in denture care and maintenance, Future Smiles Denture Clinic is your trusted partner in Calgary for keeping your smile bright and your dentures in top condition. We believe that with the right care, your dentures can continue to provide you with comfort and confidence for many years. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the essentials of denture maintenance, offering expert advice and support to prevent common denture emergencies.

Daily Cleaning Rituals

Proper cleaning is fundamental to maintaining your dentures and oral health. Unlike natural teeth, dentures require special care to remove food particles and plaque without damaging them. Use a soft-bristled brush designed specifically for dentures, and avoid regular toothpaste as its abrasive nature can cause micro-scratches where bacteria can thrive. Instead, opt for mild soap or a denture cleaner. Remember to rinse your dentures after every meal and brush them at least once a day to keep them fresh and prevent staining.

Overnight Soaking

Keeping your dentures moist when they're not in use is crucial to maintain their shape and integrity. Dryness can cause them to become brittle and more susceptible to damage. Soak your dentures overnight in water or a denture-soaking solution recommended by your denturist. Before putting them back in your mouth, rinse them thoroughly, especially if you're using a soaking solution, to avoid ingesting any harmful chemicals.

Regular Check-Ups and Adjustments

Your mouth's shape can change over time due to factors like age, weight loss, or gum and bone shrinkage. These changes can cause your dentures to fit less snugly, leading to discomfort and increasing the risk of damage. Scheduling regular check-ups with Future Smiles Denture Clinic allows us to make necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and prevent discomfort. Early detection of fit issues can also prevent the need for emergency repairs or replacements.

Mindful Handling and Eating Habits

Dentures are durable but not indestructible. Handle them with care to avoid accidental drops that can lead to cracks or breaks. When eating, distribute food evenly across your mouth to avoid putting too much pressure on one area, which can lead to wear and tear or even breakage. Being mindful of hard or sticky foods can also prevent accidental damage. Always use a denture-safe adhesive if needed for extra security, but avoid using too much, as it can lead to residue buildup.

At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we're passionate about helping you maintain your smile and the functionality of your dentures. By following these essential care tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of emergencies and extend the life of your dentures. Regular cleaning, proper soaking, attending check-ups, and being mindful of how you handle and use your dentures are all key to keeping them in optimal condition. Remember, our team is always here to provide guidance, support, and expert denture care services in Calgary. Let's work together to ensure your dentures remain a source of confidence and comfort in your life.

Written on behalf of Future Smiles Denture Clinic.


Q: What should I do if I drop my dentures?
A: Handle dropped dentures with care and inspect them for any cracks or damage. If you notice any issues, contact Future Smiles Denture Clinic immediately for an assessment and necessary repairs. Avoid trying to repair them yourself.

Q: Can I use any adhesive for my dentures?
A: If you need extra security, use a denture-safe adhesive. However, be mindful to use it sparingly to avoid residue buildup, which can be harmful to your dentures and oral health. Consult with us for recommendations on the best products to use.

Q: Are there foods I should avoid with my dentures?
A: Yes, being mindful of hard or sticky foods can help prevent accidental damage to your dentures. Distribute food evenly across your mouth while eating to avoid putting too much pressure on one area, and avoid biting directly into hard foods with your front teeth.

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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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