The importance of maintaining excellent oral hygiene cannot be overstated.
While many may believe that challenges diminish with the loss of natural teeth, the truth is quite the opposite. Daily oral care remains paramount, even for those with no remaining natural teeth.
Below we have listed the essential steps to not only keep your dentures pristine, but also to promote overall gum health, ensuring a confident radiating smile.
1. Thorough Denture Cleaning for Optimal Health:
Dentures, much like natural teeth, can harbour a buildup of plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Neglecting proper cleaning can lead to irritation and infections underneath the dentures. To combat this, adopt a routine of both brushing and soaking your dentures using a specialized cleaner, such as Renew. Opt for a soft toothbrush designed for dentures, steering clear of abrasive toothpaste that can damage the prosthetics.
2. Integral Oral Care for Lasting Smiles:
The journey to a healthy mouth doesn’t end with denture maintenance. Even if you have a few remaining natural teeth, it’s crucial to brush and floss them twice daily. Additionally, incorporate gum care into your routine by gently brushing your gums with a soft-bristle toothbrush. This not only enhances blood circulation but also toughens up your gums and eliminates lingering bacteria, contributing to an overall healthier oral environment.
3. Annual Checkups: Invest in Your Smile:
Regular visits to your Denturist and Dentist are more important than you may think. These yearly checkups ensure the proper fit of your dentures, evaluate the health of your gums and oral tissues, and address any concerns related to your remaining teeth. This proactive approach helps catch issues early, preserving the longevity of your dental health. Your oral health matters!
Your annual checkups and professional denture cleanings are complimentary here at Minuk & Koster Denture Clinic.
4. Give Your Gums a Break:
While we know each individual has a preference, our Denturists recommended removing your dentures at night. This not only provides your gums with a well-deserved rest but also stimulates saliva production, crucial for oral health. Moreover, it helps prevent accelerated bone loss caused by the pressure of dentures on your gums, safeguarding the foundation of your smile.
Your smile journey doesn’t end when you lose your natural teeth. Embracing dentures requires a commitment to consistent oral care and regular professional checkups. By following these essential steps, you can ensure that your smile not only lasts but continues to radiate confidence and well-being.
By scheduling a free assessment with one of our Denturists, you’ll be provided with an individual treatment plan, just for you. Use this blog as a guide to oral health and your dentures. A new set of dentures can be the gateway to a brighter, more confident you. We are centrally located in Winnipeg along major Winnipeg Transit routes and offer free parking.
Our knowledgeable staff are here to assist you, your oral health and your dentures. Call us today at 204-589-6329
Minuk & Koster Digital Denture Clinic is Canada’s largest Denture Clinic located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With over 100,000+ dentures created since 1977, our team is confident that we can help you love your smile again. Minuk & Koster has denture solutions for all budgets and are here to help you understand the cost of dentures and the process of getting new dentures. Our team of Denturists and expert staff are here to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Check out our Smile Stories and learn more about the Minuk & Koster difference by reviewing our website or calling us at 204.589.6329. Book your Free Consultation Today!