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What to Do After Getting Dentures

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Stepping out with a fresh set of dentures is an exhilarating experience. The newfound confidence, the restored functionality – it truly changes lives. However, to keep this new lease on life in tip-top condition, you should adopt a few precautionary measures. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to protect your investment:

1. Handle with Care: Dentures, while durable, can be delicate. When cleaning or taking them out, always do so over a soft towel or a sink filled with water to prevent breakage in case they drop.

2. Regular Cleaning: Dentures need daily cleaning like natural teeth. Use a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner (not regular toothpaste, as it can be too abrasive). This prevents plaque build-up and keeps them looking new.

3. Rinse after Eating: It’s a simple habit. After meals, remove and rinse your dentures to rid them of food particles.

4. Stay Moist: Dentures should always either be in your mouth or in a denture-soaking solution. If left out, they can warp or dry out.

5. Nightly Rest: Giving your gums and jaw a break is beneficial. Unless otherwise advised by your dentist, consider removing your dentures at night.

6. Regular Dental Check-ups: Even with dentures, regular visits to the dentist are a must. This ensures that your dentures are still fitting correctly, giving your dentist a chance to check for any potential issues.

7. Mind Your Diet: While dentures restore functionality, very sticky or hard foods can pose a challenge or even damage them.

8. No DIY Adjustments: If your dentures aren’t fitting correctly or cause discomfort, always seek professional help. Avoid the temptation to adjust them yourself, as this can lead to irreparable damage.

While dentures offer a fantastic solution to dental woes, they also demand respect and care. A little vigilance can ensure they last long and serve you well.

If you are thinking about getting dentures or want to make sure what you have is the best option, be sure to contact us today! Cain Denture Centers is excited to talk with you and schedule your free consultation. We’ll go over all your options and make sure that together we create the denture plan that’s right for you.

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