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5 Mistakes You Should Avoid With Dentures

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Getting dentures is a crucial life decision, so do your research before making a final choice. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes when wearing dentures.

Dentures are an investment, so you should consider it carefully before deciding to replace your missing or broken teeth with them. Dentures that don’t fit don’t feel right or aren’t as natural-looking. Be sure to avoid rushing the process. Denture problems can be avoided by learning from the mistakes of others. This will save you from making the same mistakes again. Take a look at the following article to learn how to avoid the most common mistakes people make with their dentures.

Dentures, like natural teeth, should be treated with the utmost respect. With these devices, people can once again enjoy the meals they love and increase their ability to communicate. However, there are a few things you should avoid with dentures. Let’s understand what they are.

1. Brushing Less

You should brush your dentures precisely like you would your natural teeth. There is no excuse for neglecting the health of your natural teeth, tongue, and gums just because you wear dentures of any kind. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush, as you usually would. Fluoride-containing toothpaste can be used as long as you have natural teeth left. Remove any harmful bacteria on your tongue and gums by brushing them thoroughly. Your oral hygiene routine must not change radically because of dentures.

2. Brushing Roughly

Rinse your dentures well with water before brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner. Make sure you remove the glue that holds your dentures in place, so it doesn’t accumulate. Brushing them too forcefully can cause scratches. For the best denture cleaners, follow your dentist’s recommendations.

3. Allowing Your Dentures to Air-Dry

Don’t forget to put your dentures in a water-filled container when you remove them from your mouth. Warping of dried dentures can cause damage, affecting how they fit in your mouth. Your dentist can advise you on whether or not you should brush your teeth with water or a special cleaning solution.

4. Stains

Stains on dentures can be avoided if you treat them like your natural teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, and even chewing tobacco or smoking can stain your dentures, just like your natural teeth. You should consult your dentist if you notice that your dentures are discoloring.

5. Skipping Meetings with Dentists

You’ll need to visit the dentist at least every six months, if not sooner, for regular checkups, just like you usually would. In addition to checking your dentures, natural teeth, and gums, a dentist may also recommend changes to your current set. Dentures may need to be re-fitted or changed over time, even if you do everything you can to keep them in good condition.

Your dentures should last seven to 10 years if you don’t make the mistakes mentioned above and take good care of them. Regular use will cause them to wear down over time. Replace them before they become a problem.

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