Maintenance Tips For Dentures in Kona

by | Jul 1, 2016 | Dentist

A good set of partial of full dentures is a major investment not only in your smile but in your overall digestive health. Dentures may look and feel like normal teeth, but they should not be cared like normal teeth. Here are tips from Carter S. Yokoyama D.D.S. on how to properly care for your Dentures in Kona.

Be Careful When Handling Your Dentures

If you dentures drop, then they could warp or break. Only handle dentures when the flooring is soft such as over a fluffy towel or pillow. Take the extra time to move slowly and use both hands to avoid dropping your dentures. Avoid handling the clasps whenever possible so that they do not bend.

After You Eat

Ideally, you should remove and rinse your dentures after every time you eat. This gets rid of any microscopic bits of food that could cause irritation or bacterial growth that could cause infections. Only rinse in cold water. Hot water will damage your dentures. While the dentures are out, brush your mouth, tongue, gums, inside of your cheeks and any remaining teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Soaking Overnight

Dentures work and feel best when they are constantly moist, which is why you need to soak them overnight. Ask you, dentist, if your dentures need to be soaked in plain cold water or if they need a denture cleaning solution.

Don’t Ignore Problems

Never try to fix or adjust your dentures yourself! They are easily broken. If you ever feel them come loose or become irritating, or just plain no longer feel comfortable, see your dentist as soon as you can.

Don’t Use Tooth Whitening Products

Never use any over the counter tooth whitening product on your dentures. These products are far too harsh for dentures. Talk to your dentist about making your dentures brighter.

See Your Dentist Regularly

A check up every six months (at least) will not only help keep your mouth healthy but also can help cut off any small problems from developing into large problems.
In Summary

Dentures are tough, but not indestructible. They need special care and cleaning. If you need dentures or have any questions about dentures, visit the website of a special Dentures in Kona dentist today.

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