Your oral health journey has been something like a roller coaster, to say the least. You’ve had your natural teeth, lost a few, tried to improve your oral health but ended up losing more…but now, you’ve worked to restore your smile with dentures in Orange Park. Congratulations!
Now that you have a full smile again, you should focus on maintaining your new teeth with these helpful tips from your dentist. And yes—you will still need to visit the dentist to keep your prosthetics in great shape! Continue reading to learn more.
How Can I Make My Dentures Last the Longest?
When you invest your time and money into creating your custom dentures, making them last should be your top priority.
The great thing about dentures from your dentist in Orange Park is that they are made to last years and years when you take care of them properly. Dentures are crafted to withstand the normal wear and tear that teeth typically experience, like grinding and chewing from eating. So if you maintain them, you can replace lost teeth for a lifetime.
Here are a few maintenance tips to help you keep your dentures for years to come:
- Always brush and floss your remaining teeth if you still have any because this will keep your oral health in great condition.
- Even if you have lost all your teeth, you should still use a soft-bristled toothbrush to massage your gums, keeping them strong.
- Also use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your dentures clean of food and bacteria.
- Avoid using regular toothpaste as the typical ingredients can be abrasive to the prosthetic.
- Visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular dental cleanings and exams.
With this regular dental hygiene routine, your dentures should serve your smile for years to come.
Why Do I Still Have to Visit a Dentist After Getting Dentures?
As mentioned above, one of the main components of keeping your dentures for a long time is to visit your local dentist. Regular preventive care appointments—even when you don’t have remaining teeth—allow your dentist to check up on your mouth and also see how your dentures are holding up. If there are any concerns, like your dentures have some damage or they aren’t fitting right, your dentist can help you address them right away.
You should be visiting your dentist at least every 6 months. If you have a problem with your smile or your new prosthetic, be sure to give your dentist a call.
About Our Office
Here at Kind Care Dentistry, you can depend on your local dental office to provide comprehensive care for you despite what your smile has been through. Our goal is to always help you improve your oral health, even if you’ve any or all of your teeth. Contact us today to learn about how we may be able to assist you.