False teeth are often an excellent alternative for people who wish to have their smile restored, regain their confidence, and live a normal life again. Whether they’re partial or full, dentures can really help give people their life back. But taking care of them isn’t always as easy as just brushing them twice daily like you would your regular set of teeth. They require extra care, attention, and special products. To help you keep your new set of teeth lasting the rest of your life, follow these easy tips for keeping your dentures in Marietta clean, disinfected, and looking their best!
Clean Them Multiple Times a Day
Just like natural teeth, false teeth need to be cleaned and brushed multiple times a day. However, skip the regular toothpaste. The same toothpaste you used when you were little can actually damage dentures by scratching them and when dentures have scratches, bacteria and food particles can make their way in easier. Instead, use a soft-bristled denture brush, not a toothbrush, to gently brush the false teeth using only water. It’s important to do this every morning and night, and after each meal if it’s convenient to do so.
Soak Them Every Night
The professionals will want you to soak your teeth in water or denture cleaner after every meal. But how realistic is that with your busy life? But you can at least soak them every single night. Soaking them in water during the day is OK, but they need to be soaked in actual denture cleaner over night. Soak them after you brush them. Soaking is absolutely not a substitute for brushing! Even false teeth can get plaque buildup. So brush first, and then soak. It’s also important to know that you shouldn’t soak them in hot water as extreme temperatures could cause them to warp.
Handle with Care
Your full or even partial set of false teeth are quite fragile and need to be handled gently. Whenever you are holding your dentures in Marietta, do so with a soft towel. If you have to set them down, never do so on a hard surface without padding. You could even place a towel in the sink when you’re cleaning them so if you happen to drop them, they won’t break when they hit the ceramic. They are not as hard as the bone that actual teeth are made of, so handle them with care.