Crafting a great smile is possible with dentures. Dentures can make eating and speaking much easier by filling in the gaps that missing teeth left behind. In addition, the voids created by missing teeth can harbor bacteria and food particles that can promote tooth decay and gum disease. Even if you are only missing a few teeth, our dentists at Hardy Smiles can craft a pair of partial dentures for you that can replace only the missing teeth that need to be replaced.
If you already have a set of dentures, it is imperative to give them the same care and attention as you would your normal teeth. Although the habits may change, your dentures can fail if you do not take care of them.
Here are a few tips for caring for your dentures:
– Clean your dentures daily, but avoid using toothpaste, as it is too abrasive and can damage them. Always use dentist-approved denture cleaner or mild hand soaps.
– Dentures can crack and break if they dry out, so always soak them in a dentist-approved cleaning solution when not in use. Plain water can also be used as a substitute.
– Keep your mouth clean at all times, even when not wearing your dentures. Do not insert dirty dentures back into your mouth, and be sure to wash away any chemicals from your dentures if they were soaked in cleaning solution.
Don’t let an oral accident or missing teeth keep you from a great smile. Book an appointment with Drs. Hardy and Hardy by calling us at 919-729-8022. Our office is located in Louisburg, North Carolina. We look forward to bringing back the great smile you desire.