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Can You Sleep Wearing Dentures at Night?

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Dentures have restored the smiles of nearly 40 million Americans who have lost their teeth. Your self-confidence will be restored, and you’ll be able to enjoy life to the fullest!

There are a lot of concerns regarding what you can and cannot do with your new teeth when you receive your new dentures. It’s not just about eating and doing stuff while you’re up; it’s also about getting ready to sleep. Is it possible to sleep while wearing dentures? Can you sleep in your partial dentures? And what happens if you sleep in your dentures is two of the most often asked topics at our clinic.

To answer some of the more common concerns regarding sleeping with dentures that people have, we compiled this guide. Is it alright to sleep with dentures in? And other frequently asked issues will be addressed here so that you may sleep soundly at night.

Is it a good practice to sleep with dentures?

Even though your dentures boost your facial beauty and self-esteem and make you more comfortable with the appearance of your mouth, you shouldn’t wear them to bed.

It’s recommended that you remove your dentures at night to allow your gums a chance to recover. Take your partial dentures out before you go to bed, regardless of whether you’re concerned about sleeping with them in your mouth. It’s best to be safe than sorry when it comes to dentures.

According to research, snoring with dentures increases the risk of developing diseases like pneumonia, oral health problems like plaque buildup on the gums and tongue, inflammation of the gums, and poor oral hygiene.

You’re also encouraging oral bacteria and fungi to grow, which can lead to bad breath and inflammation of the gums if you don’t remove your dentures at night and clean and care for them properly. Because of this, if you’re wondering if you can wear false teeth to sleep, the answer is no.

How to best care for your dentures when you’re asleep?

Now that the concern of wearing dentures to bed has been addressed, the next logical question is what to do with them while you sleep? Leaving dentures overnight can lead to a buildup of bacteria and an increased risk of infection. You don’t need to sleep with dentures, but you do need to take care of them overnight.

Cleaning your dentures daily is a crucial element of maintaining good dental health. Soak them overnight to remove plaque and bacteria to ensure that your dentures are ready for the day when you put them back in the morning

The following steps should be included in your cleaning regimen:

·   Daily brush your dentures to remove any plaque

·   Dentures should be soaked overnight in warm water, not hot

·   Before putting your dentures back in your mouth in the morning, you should rinse them

Visiting your dentist can help you properly care for and maintain your dentures. Remember to remove your dentures before you go to sleep each night and thoroughly clean them to prevent the spread of bacteria and infection.

Wearing dentures for an extended amount of time can cause discomfort in your mouth. So, if you’re going to wear them all night, attempt to remove them during the day to give your mouth a rest. The glue used to secure dentures to your gums contributes to the discomfort experienced after a time spent wearing them. A break from chewing is advised since the glue has the potential to cause gum irritation. For additional information, please get in touch with us.

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