Dentures are removable appliances that replace all or some of your teeth. They are customized to your smile’s specifications to fit comfortably. They are designed to look like natural teeth, and they restore your ability to chew and speak properly. Without teeth, your facial muscles can sag and droop. Your jawbone will shrink, and the shape will change. You may look prematurely aged without your teeth.
Our dentist in Turlock or our dentist in Modesto will take impressions and measurements of your teeth. Your dentures will be custom-made for your mouth. You can try your dentures on, and we will make adjustments to ensure that they fit comfortably. Your new dentures are an investment, and you’ll want to keep them in the best possible shape. This means taking proper care of them. Here are some tips from our office on denture care:
A soft toothbrush will be less likely to irritate your gums. A harder brush could damage the dentures themselves.
When you’re done eating, it’s normal to want to rinse your mouth out. However, most tap water contains minerals and chlorine, which could damage your dentures. Instead, rinse your dentures out with water that’s either distilled or filtered.
Even though your dentures don’t require any soaking, there are certain products you can use to help clean them. Denture soaks are helpful in removing plaque and bacteria from your dentures.
This gives your jaw a rest. Leaving your dentures in for too long could result in gum irritation.
Your gums need time to adjust to your dentures, so it’s important to wear them as much as possible. It’s also important not to wear your dentures over long periods. Your gums need time to rest, as well.
The acids in soda can erode the surface of your dentures. Limit your soda consumption to special occasions, and always have a glass of water with your soda. If you do drink soda, rinse your mouth with water afterward to remove any leftover acid.
All Smile Dental is here to give you the best oral tips and help you restore your smile. You can book an appointment with our dentist in Turlock, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 668-3736 or our dentist in Modesto, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 409-8839.