Tooth decay is a common issue that has plagued mankind for eons. False teeth have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years as a replacement tool for lost teeth. Many people take their choppers for granted and without proper hygiene and care, the only result is gum disease and eventual tooth loss.
Nowadays, false teeth are not as common since there are other options available. Some of these options include dental implants, caps, crowns and veneers. However, if you do have dentures, there are several things that must be done on a regular basis to keep them clean and fitting correctly.
Dentures must be cleaned nightly to keep them looking fresh and free of bacteria. Just like regular teeth, brushing dentures to remove food debris and stains should be done daily. A toothbrush with soft bristles is highly recommended to prevent scaring and damage to the exterior.
Specifically designed toothbrushes are available and can provide the best option to ensure proper maintenance. In addition the following tips will help them stay clean and working properly for a long time.
1. Avoid using Toothpaste should not be used to clean dentures sine the formula may be too abrasive and damage the plastic. In addition, using bleach to disinfect and clean false teeth is also not recommended because it can discolor the pink areas that represent the gums.
2. Dental baths are small appliances that use sonic waves to help clean the plates and surface areas. Dental baths do not replace cleaning but can supplement the process to help remove stubborn debris in between teeth.
3. When not in use, dentures should be soaked in cleaning solution specifically made for dentures. Your dentist can recommend the best solution needed to keep them clean and germ free.
In summary, proper maintenance of your new false teeth using these techniques will help keep your mouth healthier and your denturesworking for a longer period of time.