Tips for Maintaining a Good Dental Hygiene Routine With Dentures

Tips for Maintaining a Good Dental Hygiene Routine With Dentures

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! While this is a good time to appreciate the hygienists here at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio, Texas, it’s also a good time to review your at-home dental hygiene routine. 

Here, our expert team provides the do’s and don’ts for maintaining a dental hygiene routine when you have dentures.

Denture hygiene do’s

Even though dentures have replaced your natural teeth, oral care is still important. Plaque, bacteria, and food debris can build up on dentures. This can lead to bad breath, and if plaque continues to build up, it can affect the health of your gums.

These tips can help keep your dentures clean and promote good oral health:

In addition to cleaning your dentures, you should also continue to clean your gums, inner cheeks, and tongue. If you have partial dentures, it’s essential to brush and floss any remaining natural teeth. To keep your mouth clean, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothbrush on your gums, cheeks, tongue, and roof of your mouth. In addition to eliminating bacteria, cleaning your mouth helps remove any residual denture adhesive. 

Rinse your dentures every time before putting them back in, and never use a denture-soaking solution to clean your mouth.

Dental hygiene routines don’t stop at home. Continuing to schedule appointments with your dentist and receive regular dental care further supports your oral health and the life of your dentures. During your routine appointment, we examine your mouth and look for any problems or signs of underlying issues. 

The don’ts of cleaning dentures

Your dental hygiene routine includes many “do’s”, but there are a few “don’ts” as well. To help prolong the life of your dentures and keep your mouth healthy, avoid:

Your provider at The Masters Dental Group ensures your dentures fit properly each and every time you visit. If your dentures are loose or slip, you could experience sores, irritation, and even infection from continual untreated sores — so don’t hesitate to bring up any concerns about fit during your appointment.

Whether you’re just starting the process of getting dentures or you need to schedule a dental exam and denture checkup, call our office at 210-349-4424.

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