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By Brilliant Smiles Dental
December 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Dentures are a convenient and affordable option for dental patients who are missing teeth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps when there denturesare a few missing teeth, while full dentures replace an entire arch or row of missing teeth. Just like natural teeth, dentures require proper dental care and good hygiene to remain looking and functioning their best. If you need dentures in Delray Beach, FL, Dr. Henry Rodriguez-Martin and the staff at Brilliant Smiles Dental can fit you for partial or full dentures and advise you on the best way to take care of them so they last.

Cleaning Your Dentures

In order to help your dentures last as long as possible, it is important that they be cleaned regularly. After eating, it is a good idea to remove your dentures and rinse them in water to clear away any food particles that might have gotten trapped while eating. After removing and rinsing off your dentures it is a good time to clean your mouth as well. Gently brush all surfaces inside your mouth, including the roof of your mouth, your tongue and any natural teeth you still have remaining.

Dentures should be brushed and soaked at least once every day. When cleaning your dentures, be sure to wash off any adhesive that is still present. Before putting your dentures back in, always rinse them in clean water first. This is especially important after soaking the dentures in any type of cleaning solution in order to avoid getting any of the solution in your mouth. Finally, be sure to visit your dentist regularly to have your dentures cleaned professionally. Your Delray Beach dentures specialist can make sure your dentures still fit properly and are in good shape.

Things to Avoid

Just as important as thoroughly cleaning your dentures is, it is also important to avoid certain substances that can damage them. In general, it is best to avoid using abrasive cleaning agents, including harsh toothpastes and whitening toothpastes. Toothbrushes with stiff bristles should also be avoided, as they can scratch the surface of the dentures. Products containing bleach or chlorine should be avoided as well. Bleaching agents can weaken dentures, while chlorine solutions can corrode the metal components. Finally, hot water can warp dentures and should be avoided.

Dentures offer a simple way to renew your smile by filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. With proper care, dentures can last a long time. For dentures in Delray Beach, FL, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodriguez-Martin by calling Brilliant Smiles Dental at (561) 272-2131.

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