Everyone wants their dentures to look and feel their best, and at JL Dental, we want to help. At our state-of-the-art dental practice in Arnold, MO, Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears provide an all-encompassing menu of restorative dentistry solutions that fit your lifestyle, including full and partial dentures. Keep these simple tips in mind when caring for your dentures to ensure that they continue to look, feel, and function as they should.
Proper Denture Care
Despite the fact that they are designed to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing, denturescan still be susceptible to damage if not handled with care. The teeth portion of your dentures, for example, should never be brushed with a regular toothbrush and toothpaste. These implements are too abrasive for the materials used to make dentures, and can actually cause visible erosion to their surfaces over time. Instead, use a daily cleanser and special brush specifically designed for dentures. Also remember that your dentures should be rinsed with water following every meal to prevent the buildup of odor-causing bacteria.
When removing your denturesfor cleaning, do so over a soft, folded towel or a sink full of water. If you happen to drop them accidentally, they are far less likely to break or crack. Every night, store your dentures in a container of water or specialized cleanser to keep them moist. If allowed to dry out, dentures can warp and lose their shape, negatively affecting the way they fit within your mouth. As always, our doctors are here to help with answers to all of your questions about restorative dental solutions, including dentures, crowns and bridges, dental implants, and more.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Do you currently have dentures and are interested in alternative restorative options (including dental implants)? Perhaps you’d simply like to learn more about to properly care for your dental prosthetics so that they’ll continue to look their best. Our team is here to help. Contact our officein Arnold, MO today to schedule your appointment with Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears. We can’t wait to show you how our dedication and patient-centric approach can benefit you and your oral health. Our family-friendly office happily welcomes patients from throughout Arnold, Oakville, Imperial, Barnhart, and beyond.