How to Care for Dentures

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Dentures are an excellent option for Kansas City area residents who are looking to replace a large number of missing teeth. Dentures from our experienced dentists will look great and last you a long time.

Of course, if you want your dentures to last as long as possible, it’s important that you care for them properly. Careful maintenance will keep your dentures sound and beautiful for a long time.

How should you care for your dentures? It’s important to clean them every day – in fact, you should be cleaning them after every meal. Use a denture-cleaning brush and hand soap or mild dish detergent. Do not use toothpaste, as it might be too abrasive for dentures.

When not wearing your dentures, keep them moist by placing them in a soaking solution. But don’t use hot water, as they can warp your dentures. And make sure you’re always very careful when handling your dentures – don’t drop them.

Of course, you want to keep your mouth healthy as well. Make sure to brush your gums, tongue and palate. And see our Kansas City dentist every six months for a regularly scheduled check-up and cleaning.

If you live in the Kansas City area and want to learn more about dentures, please call Drake Family Dentistry today at (913) 721-1300 for a consultation.