Dentures, which are removable appliances, can be used to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Replacing missing teeth can improve your appearance and health.
After eating or drinking, rinse your dentures with warm water to prevent food particles and debris from building up. Dentures i.e. partial & complete both types of dentures need proper care and maintenance.
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Dentures that are properly maintained can last between 7 to 10 years. Here are some tips to prolong the life expectancy of your dentures.
Dentures can easily break and are fragile. Take care of your dentures and take your time cleaning them. Clean dentures with water and a towel.
Some chemicals can be too harsh on dentures.
Do not apply toothpaste or teeth-whitening products to dentures. The use of abrasive toothpaste can cause scratching, and whitening products may alter the color of your dentures.
Don't sleep in your dentures. Overnight, soak dentures in cool or warm water. Your dentures may change in shape if you use hot water.
If your dentures break, call your dentist. Do not attempt to repair dentures that are broken. This could cause more damage to the removable teeth.
Follow the instructions on how to use denture adhesive. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, mild soap, water, and a denture remover to clean the adhesive off your dentures every night.