When patients get dentures, they often think, “Great! Not only do I have a new set of teeth, but they are fake, so I don’t have to take care of them.” However, that sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth. Here at Clear Lake Dental Care, we encourage all of our denture patients to take not only good care of their dentures but of their mouth as well. Let’s take a closer look at why.
Bacteria Still Exists
No matter how hard you try to fight it, bacteria will always exist in your mouth. Just by breathing in the air around you or talking, bacteria can enter into your mouth— leaving you prone to things like dental decay and erosion. To help fight off this harmful bacteria, make sure you are cleaning your dentures, cleaning your gums, and brushing your tongue at least twice a day.
Tartar Can Build Up
When tartar builds up on your natural teeth, it can lead to problems like cavities. However, when tartar builds up on your dentures, it can lead to things like irritation and infection underneath your dentures and on your gums. The best way to prevent tartar build up? Brushing and soaking your dentures both morning and night.
They Will Last Longer
You wouldn’t buy a brand new car and not have the oil changed every few months, would you? Similarly, you shouldn’t get new dentures and not take care of them. The better care you take of your dentures, the longer they will last— leaving you with more peace of mind and less hassle in the process.
Schedule A Consultation
Taking good care of your dentures isn’t something you should think about doing— it’s something you should prioritize every day. Are you ready to learn more about dentures and denture care? Schedule an appointment with our Webster office today: (832) 479-4676.