Everything You Need to Know About Dentures
So your tooth has been aching and the doctor has prescribed a denture and it must have gotten you wondering, “Is it not for the elderly? How am I to survive without my own teeth? Eating, speak, everything will be difficult. And oh my god, I am never smiling again in front of others.” Well, relax. Whatever you are afraid of is just a myth. Modern dentures have come a long way compared to their archaic counterparts. Dentures are not only for the elderly. Tooth damage due to infection or injury can happen to anyone from any age group and often the dentist decides it is best to remove the damaged tooth and replace them with dentures.
Restoring your teeth with dentures can be easy, so do not be scared and get your dental problems fixed. It will solve more problems than it will create. And now you must be thinking, “Okay, I get artificial teeth, but are they as good as my real ones? And what do I do to make sure they work fine?” This article has got all the answers that you will need to ensure you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with your new dentures.
To maintain good dentures, it is imperative that you remember a few things. Firstly, keep them clean. Rinse the denture every time you eat something and make sure to remove accumulated debris or any leftover food. Make sure to brush your teeth regularly. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and mild toothpaste or any other cleaner that has been prescribed by your dentist. Remember to not use anything harsh or abrasive on your dentures. Also while cleaning your teeth remember to clear those crevices. Any nook and cranny is the favourite spot of bacteria and they dwell there multiplying in numbers. They are difficult to reach and clean and therefore cause infection and bad breath. So, use toothbrush, floss, mouth cleansers and other things to maintain a healthy germ free and plaque free mouth.
Your dentures are by nature quite durable. But they already go through a lot of strain based on daily wear and tear due to chewing and talking. So make sure to not put them through any excess troubles. When not wearing them, keep them submerged in water. Otherwise they might warp. Some people use adhesive to make sure their dentures stay in place. If you are using adhesive be careful about the type you are using. There are many kinds of adhesives. They can be creams, powders, pads, wafers, strips or liquids. Not all of them are suitable for every occasion. So discuss with your dentist to find out which suits your condition the best. Also read the instructions for use mentioned with the adhesive and follow them properly, unless the dentist suggests a different way of administration.