Correct cleaning of dentures is especially important for oral health and dentures protection, and there are many small details to pay attention to.
Insist on brushing your teeth every day.
Use soft-haired toothbrushes specially designed for dentures, try to avoid using hard-haired toothbrushes, and do not use toothpaste. Because toothpaste will cause certain wear on dentures and make small scratches on the surface of dentures.
Brush carefully and lightly so as not to damage the parts of the denture.
Brushing real teeth every day is also essential. Removing food residue and dental plaque from real teeth can effectively prevent dentures from being contaminated.
In addition, it is best to wash your dentures after each meal.
Choose the right denture cleaner
You can use soap used to wash your hands or detergent used to wash tableware to clean your dentures, while other types of household cleaners and many toothpastes have grinding effects, which will wear your dentures and should be avoided.
At the same time, bleach should also be avoided, because it will whiten the root of the denture and affect the appearance of the denture.
In addition, the ultrasonic cleaner is also suitable for dentures. This cleaner is a small bathtub-shaped device. After the dentures are put in, the ultrasonic cleaner can emit ultrasonic waves and remove stains on the dentures surface through the vibration of the ultrasonic waves. However, it should be noted that the use of ultrasonic cleaners cannot replace the daily brushing process.
Protect your dentures
When not wearing, the dentures should also be kept moist, so that the dentures will not deform due to too dry.
After removing the denture, it should be put into cleaning agent or water, but if the denture contains metal parts, putting it in the cleaning agent will tarnish the metal parts and affect the performance. In this case, it is best to consult the stomatologist.
In addition, do not put dentures into hot water to prevent dentures from deforming.
Timely adjustment or repair of dentures
After fitting the dentures, it usually requires one or more adjustments to make the dentures completely match. However, it is best not to adjust or repair the dentures by oneself, nor to bend various structures of the dentures, especially the metal parts, without authorization, because this is easy to damage the metal structures of the dentures.
If the dentures do not match, it may cause inflammation and pain in the oral cavity and gums. When the dentures are damaged, cracked, notched or a tooth is loose, be sure to contact the stomatologist in time.
Usually, stomatologists can repair dentures on the same day. If the damage is more complicated, then the dentures may need to be returned to the factory for repair.
Regular replacement of new dentures
With the passage of time, in order to adapt to the looseness caused by facial, jaw, oral mucosa changes and other factors, dentures need to be re-lined, reset or reconstructed.
When re-lining or restoring the denture, the stomatologist will modify the base of the denture so that the new base can fit the current oral environment.
Generally, the life span of a complete denture is 5 ~ 7 years.
Pay Attention to Oral Hygiene
Even if your mouth is full of dentures, you should carefully clean your gums, tongue and upper jaw with a soft-haired toothbrush before wearing dentures every day. This can effectively remove dental plaque in the oral cavity and improve blood circulation in the oral cavity.
The metal bayonet on the denture should be carefully scrubbed, because plaque attachment at the bayonet will increase the risk of tooth decay.
If you are only partially wearing dentures, you must take them out before brushing the real teeth.
To learn to clean, relax and massage your gums regularly, gargling with warm saline every day can effectively clean oral mucosa.
At the same time, a reasonable diet can also ensure a balanced body nutrition and is conducive to oral health.
Regular visits to doctors
Regular visits to oral clinics are especially important for maintaining oral health. It can not only check whether dentures are properly worn, but also find out whether there are other oral diseases in time. At the same time, it can also carry out professional cleaning on teeth.
Therefore, after the dentures are fitted, the stomatologist will tell the patient how often to review them (usually every 6 months) according to the specific situation of the patient.