Quite frankly, we hope that you never need dentures. But, life happens, and if you ever do, we can’t stress enough that you need to take care of them. Like natural teeth, you should have high regard for your dentures. They can change your life. They help you to eat your favorite foods, improve speech problems, and can help you feel confident and happy about your smile again. Of course, our fantastic dentists will ensure that you have the proper fit. But there are some at-home care techniques that you should follow. Here are four utterly avoidable mistakes.
Mistake #1: Not Handling Your Dentures Correctly
These smile-correcting lifesavers are not invulnerable. They will not hold up to mistreatment. Mishandling your dentures will result in damage, or even worse, they could become broken. Handle with care and caution Do you always drop things? Try tending to your dentures over a sink filled with water. If you drop them, the water will soften the impact.
Mistake #2: Using Toothpaste
Yes, brushing is essential! However, using toothpaste can cause damage. Toothpaste is an abrasive substance that can create scratches. We can recommend a special brush and cleanser so that you can avoid using toothpaste. Also, make sure to use a soft-bristled brush and use gentle, scrubbing motions.
Mistake #3: Using Bleach!
There are many surfaces where you don’t want to use bleach. Bleach can wear away at surfaces, can false teeth are no different. What bleach does is whiten the pink, gum-like area of your dentures. If you don’t want to ruin their seamless appearance, refrain from using bleach. With this in mind, many home cleaning products, like vinegar, aren’t suitable. For this reason, it’s vital to use the correct cleaning solutions.
Mistake #4: Storing Dentures Incorrectly
This mistake is notably common! When our dental professionals explain to you how to store your dentures, please pay attention. Please place them in a soaking solution overnight. Them being wet helps them to keep their shape. Refrain from putting your dentures in your purse and sitting them on the nightstand overnight.
Are you in need of smile-correcting solutions? Are you less-than-happy with your smile? Is it hard to eat your favorite foods, or do you suffer from sensitive teeth? Reach out to Catonsville Dental Care today so that we help you have a smile that you can be proud of, that’s also healthy.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth, or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.