Remember to Take Them Out
You might be tempted to wear your dentures 24 hours a day in order to get used to them, but that can do more damage. Dentures lay on your gums when you wear them, which means they can rub often and may cause sores if you wear them for too long. Taking them out in the evening gives your gums time to breathe and repair themselves. This prevents sores and keeps your gums from drying out.
Clean Them Properly
Just like natural teeth, Jacksonville dentures require frequent and proper cleaning. They can get food particles stuck in them and have plaque buildup just like natural teeth. Clean your dentures at least once per day according to your dentist’s instructions. This typically includes water and a denture cleaning solution. When washing dentures, use cold or lukewarm water. Water that is too hot doesn’t sterilize them any more easily and can even warp them and cause them not to fit as well.
Have Regular Checkups
Regular checkups with your dentist ensure you don’t leave a denture problem left unattended for too long. Your dentist can determine if your dentures still fit properly or need adjustment, give them a professional-grade cleaning to ensure they stay pearly white, and make other recommendations to help you maintain your oral health.
Are Jacksonville dentures right for you? Get in touch with the professionals at Carlson Advanced Dentistry & Facial Esthetics to find out. Call 904-586-4768 today!