Caring for Dentures

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Our De Pere, WI Dentist Guides You in Maintaining Your Custom Dentures

Dentures are an excellent option for replacing teeth. However, without proper maintenance, they can become uncomfortable and ill-fitting, causing damage to your gums and any remaining teeth. Make sure to follow the denture care instructions from our dentist so your dentures stay in great shape and last as long as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about your denture care, contact our De Pere, WI dentist at Fox View Dental today by calling (920) 336-4201.

How to Maintain and Clean Your Dentures

Proper maintenance of dentures is essential for their longevity, and to ensure they continue to function properly. Daily denture cleaning removes food particles and bacteria and prevents staining. Dr. Yenchesky recommends doing the following to care for your dentures:

Clean Dentures Daily with Denture Cleansers

Dentures should be cleaned daily to remove food particles and prevent the buildup of bacteria. Use a specialized denture brush or a soft regular toothbrush with water, denture paste, or non-abrasive toothpaste to clean the denture thoroughly. 

Use denture cleansers for daily cleaning to reduce levels of biofilm and potentially harmful bacteria. Make sure to avoid using harsh soap or toothpaste, as these can damage your dentures. Rinse dentures before placing them back into your mouth.

Handle With Care

Dentures are delicate and can be easily damaged if handled roughly. When cleaning them, be sure to handle your dentures carefully to avoid scratching, damaging, or breaking them.

Soak Dentures Overnight

Soak dentures in a cleaning solution overnight to remove plaque and bacteria, keeping them bacteria-free, unstained, and looking their best. Make sure to follow the instructions on the denture cleanser pack and rinse the dentures thoroughly with water before inserting them in the morning. Make sure you follow instructions for soaking dentures and never use hot water, as it can cause your dentures to warp.

Store Them Properly

Dentures should be stored in a clean, dry container when not in use. Make sure the container has a lid and is placed in a safe location where it won’t be accidentally dropped or knocked over.

Repair When Needed and Use Denture Adhesive

If a denture is damaged or not fitting properly, visit our De Pere, WI dentist to have it repaired. If you try to fix broken dentures yourself it can cause further damage and potentially render the denture unusable.

Keep Your Mouth Clean

Just because you have dentures doesn’t mean you should neglect your oral hygiene. The Oral Health Foundation recommends maintaining oral hygiene by brushing gums, tongue, and remaining natural teeth. Brush your gums, tongue, and remaining natural teeth with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste twice a day. This will help prevent gum disease and other oral health problems that weaken dentures.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining good oral health, even if you have dentures. Our De Pere dentist can check your dentures for any signs of wear or damage, as well as examine your gums and remaining natural teeth. We may also recommend adjustments or replacements if necessary.

When to Replace Your Dentures

Knowing when it’s time to replace your dentures is crucial for maintaining your oral health and comfort. Common signs that your dentures need replacement include:

  • Visible Wear: Check for signs of wear and tear, including cracks, chips, or worn-down teeth. These can impact both the function and appearance of your dentures. It is important to replace complete dentures when they show signs of wear and tear to ensure optimal performance and comfort.
  • Loose Fit: If your dentures no longer fit snugly or comfortably, it may be time for a replacement. An ill-fitting denture can lead to sore spots and difficulties with eating and speaking.
  • Discomfort or Irritation: If you experience persistent discomfort, soreness, or irritation while wearing your dentures, consult your dentist. This could be due to changes in your mouth or the condition of your dentures.
  • Difficulty Chewing or Speaking: Difficulty in chewing or speaking, even after adjustments, may indicate that your dentures are no longer effective.

If you’re experiencing any of the problems mentioned above, contact our dentist in De Pere, WI today at (920) 336-4201 to schedule an appointment. We’ll examine your dentures and recommend the best course of action.

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Known for his passionate pursuit of implant, restorative, cosmetic and sedation dentistry, loved for his fun and colorful personality, and respected for his active leadership in the national dental continuing education community, Dr. Chad brings a refreshing blend of knowledge and charisma to the chair. Patients especially appreciate his down-to-earth demeanor, relentless …

Visit Fox View Dental for a Long-Lasting Smile

At Fox View Dental, we believe that denture care is essential to ensuring optimal oral health and quality of life for our patients. We recommend that patients clean their dentures regularly, avoid staining foods and beverages, and visit our office at least once a year for a checkup and adjustment. 

If you’re looking for comprehensive dental care for your dentures, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us today by calling our De Pere, WI dental office at (920) 336-4201. We’re happy to help new and returning patients from the Green Bay, WI, area, including Ashwaubenon, Allouez, and Bellevue.

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