Essential Denture Care | Contemporary Dentistry of Centreville

Centreville, VA Dentist

Misconceptions about dentures often lead people to believe they require less maintenance than natural teeth. However, proper care and cleaning are vital for preserving both the dentures and oral health. At Contemporary Dentistry in Centreville, we emphasize the importance of regular maintenance to ensure the longevity and comfort of your dentures.

Here are some expert tips to help you maintain your dentures:

Rinsing: After every meal, snack, or brushing session, remove and rinse your dentures thoroughly. This simple step helps wash away food particles and bacteria, preventing stains and bacterial buildup. Handle your dentures with care and avoid using hot water to prevent damage.

Brushing: Treat your dentures with the same diligence as your natural teeth. Brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth every morning and night to maintain oral hygiene. Place towels around the sink to cushion any accidental falls, and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your dentures. Avoid abrasive cleaning solutions and opt for water, denture paste, or non-abrasive toothpaste. For personalized cleaning recommendations, feel free to reach out to our dental office.

Adhesive Removal: Gargle with warm saltwater to remove adhesive residue, then gently clean your gums and palate with a clean washcloth. Stubborn adhesive bits can be brushed away with a soft toothbrush, ensuring a comfortable fit for your dentures.

Overnight Soaking: Keep your dentures clean and hydrated by soaking them overnight in a denture cleaning solution or water. Follow the instructions provided with the cleaning solution to maintain the integrity of your dentures, especially if you have partial dentures.

Proper Storage: When not wearing your dentures, store them in water or denture solution to prevent drying out. Dried-out dentures can become uncomfortable and brittle, leading to potential breakage. Keeping them moist prolongs their lifespan and ensures a proper fit.

Regular Dental Visits: Schedule biannual visits to your dentist for comprehensive examinations and cleanings of both your mouth and dentures. These appointments are essential for detecting any issues early on and maintaining optimal oral health.

Neglecting denture care can lead to discomfort and oral health problems. At Contemporary Dentistry in Centreville, we’re dedicated to providing personalized care to help you maintain a healthy smile and overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference in dental care excellence.

Contemporary Dentistry of Centreville
Phone: (703) 968-7022
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5703 Centre Square Drive
Centreville, VA 20120