Taking care of your dentures is an essential part of preserving your oral health. Whether you have full or partial dentures, there are certain considerations to keep in mind when it comes to dental hygiene. When brushing your dentures, it's important to use a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner. This will help remove food, plaque, and other deposits.
If you use denture adhesive, make sure to clean the grooves that fit the gums to remove any remaining adhesive. It's also important to remember that you should not use denture cleaners inside your mouth. If you don't wear your partial dentures for a few weeks, the fit may change and you may need to have a new set made. Partial dentures are plates with one or more false teeth that fit between the healthy teeth that remain in the jaw. A comprehensive review of scientific and evidence-based research has found conflicting guidelines and a lack of consistency in recommendations for cleaning and maintaining dentures. Candidiasis can occur in other parts of the body, but when it affects the mouth it can be called “dental stomatitis” and is caused by fungi.
Dentures can be made by a dentist, a dental prosthetist (advanced dental technician), or a specialized prosthodontist. Most of them are chosen by people who need tooth replacement because the cost of doing them is substantially lower than that of dental implants or bridges. When cleaning your dentures, make sure to do so over a bowl of water or a folded towel to ensure that they don't break if they fall out. Additionally, if you have partial dentures, try to keep them in your mouth for extended periods of time and ignore the fact that it's there. It's also important to note that there are other factors that can affect how well you adapt to partial dentures. These include the large size of the tongue, interference with speech, or simply a psychological aversion to something strange in the mouth. In conclusion, taking care of your dentures is an important part of maintaining your oral health.
Make sure to brush them at least once a day with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive cleaner. Additionally, if you don't wear your partial dentures for a few weeks, you may need to have a new set made.