While transitioning into your new dentures in Waltham that you have received from Dr. Cummings, there are definitely some care tips to keep in mind. Today we will look over a few pieces of advice you can follow to keep your new appliance in tip-top shape, as well as some behaviors to avoid.
The first step(s) to take into consideration is to clean, clean, clean when it concerns your dentures. Make sure to brush your dentures daily and rinse them in a non-abrasive solution to remove any food and drink particle build-up that may have occurred. Use a soft bristle toothbrush to clean the inside of your mouth, cheeks, gums and tongue while your dentures are out soaking as well. Make sure to let your dentures soak overnight in an approved solution and to wash them off thoroughly in the morning before placing them back in your mouth. Some of these solutions, if swallowed, can lead to sickness and health issues that can be easily avoided with a quick water rinse.
As your dentures are a delicate appliance, make sure to handle your dentures carefully.Many patients have dropped their dentures in a porcelain sink and seen the damage caused because of this. Place a towel in a sink and/or handle them in a place where a small fall may not be as detrimental if possible.
Avoid eating or drinking anything too hot with dentures in, as this can warp their fit. Make sure not to use whitening toothpaste, abrasive (hard bristle) toothbrushes or anything with bleach on the dentures as well. These items all, in their own way, can negatively affect the fit or integrity of your dentures tremendously.
If you have seen your dentures are not fitting as well as they did, or they suffered damage from some of the above causes or others not listed here- seek the attention of your dentures in Waltham professional, Dr. Cummings, as soon as you possibly can. Taking care of these issues before they develop further is typically advantageous to the patient tremendously.
To schedule an appointment with your top provider of dentures in Waltham, call our Waltham office today at (781) 262-3844.