By Moy Dental
April 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

How your dentist in San Leandro, CA, can help with your dentures

Dentures are an excellent tooth replacement option. They can restore your great smile, and your chewing ability. If you are wearing dentures, you may be wondering how to keep them looking great and feeling great. Proper denture care at home helps you get the most out of your dentures. Dr. Stephen J. Moy at Moy Dental in San Leandro, CA, offers a wide range of dental services, including providing you with dentures that can change your life.

To keep your dentures looking great and feeling great, you need to follow a few simple steps at home. Remember to:

  • Handle your dentures carefully at all times; dentures are sturdy, but they can break, so don’t ever try to bend the clasps or the plastic.
  • After you eat, remove your dentures and rinse them off; this helps to remove food particles so your soft tissue doesn’t get irritated.
  • After rinsing off your dentures, clean your mouth with a soft toothbrush or piece of gauze; this helps to remove food particles and debris, and also helps reduce bacteria levels.
  • Thoroughly clean your dentures at least once every day; use a denture cleanser to remove all plaque, food debris, and any denture adhesive from your denture.
  • Never leave your dentures in your mouth overnight because bacteria can build up, causing inflammation and infection in your soft tissue.
  • Soak your denture in denture soaking solution or water while you are sleeping; this helps to keep your denture moist and more comfortable.
  • Rinse your denture before putting the denture in your mouth; you need to make sure all residue of soaking solution is removed before the denture goes in your mouth.

Visit Dr. Moy regularly so he can examine your denture. Regular visits help ensure your denture continues to fit well and is comfortable.

Remember to avoid using harsh, abrasive chemicals or sharp tools to clean your denture, and don’t use any whitening products containing bleach. Avoid using boiling or extremely hot water because it can change your denture’s shape and fit.

The right denture can change your life, and the right at-home care can help you fully enjoy your denture. To find out more about caring for your dentures, call Dr. Stephen J. Moy of Moy Dental in San Leandro, CA, at (510) 351-4030. Call today!