Do you know how to keep your dentures in tip-top shape? Did you know, dentures need proper care for them to last years? Yes, it’s true! Dentures are used to replace teeth lost to accidents or gum disease. In fact, dentures have been around for decades because they are successful for your oral health when you lose your teeth. That is why our dentists, Dr. Macon Sapp and Dr. Baxter Sapp with H.T. Macon Sapp, DDS in Durham, North Carolina, are happy to help you transition into dentures and help you with your questions.
To help you learn more about how to keep your dentures in tip-top shape, consider these facts:
– Dentures can dry out and crack easily so never sit them out when removed from your mouth. Instead, always soak them in a denture cleaning solution.
– Abrasive cleaning products including teeth whiteners and bleach have been known to damage dentures, so they should be avoided.
– Due to the risks associated with contamination, you should always take your dentures out to clean them daily. However, never leave your dentures out sitting anywhere as they can quickly dry out, which can lead to fractures in your dentures.
– Dentures are fragile, so if you ever drop them, they will need to be brought to your dentist to determine if any damage has occurred to them.
Do you still have questions about your dentures? If so, please call us today at 919-489-9171 to make an appointment. Our dental team is happy to help you with your dentures and assist you with any oral health concerns you may have.