Artistic Touch Dentist wants to help you take the best care of your dentures so they are a healthy, natural part of your life. With dentures, plaque can form on them just like natural teeth. Oral-B says that, “if you don’t remove your dentures every day, then they may look less white and bright. Also, it’s extremely important to clean your dentures with a denture brush as well as soak them in a cleanser solution daily to avoid odor. Conventional toothpaste, bleach, vinegar and soap are not designed for denture cleaning and could, in some cases, cause damage. Scratched dentures will harbor unsightly plaque bacteria, causing denture odor. Harsh products like bleach may even turn the pink parts of your dentures white.”
Visit our office regularly so our dentists can help you keep your dentures in tip top shape. Rely on Dr. Maryam Brazdo and Dr. Janice Wahl for advice and answers to specific questions about your oral care. Even with the best care, natural changes in your mouth may make it necessary to have your dentures remade after a number of years. “The bony ridge that your dentures rest on shrinks over time so dentures should be refitted every few years by relining or rebasing, and new dentures should be made every five to 10 years,” Oral-B explained. Report any change in the way your dentures work or feel to our dentists. If you are looking for dentures or have any questions about how to take care of your dentures then call Artistic Touch Dentistry to schedule an appointment with our doctors!