Denture Care

How to take care of your dentures

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and tooth loss is more likely to occur in older people.

If you are among that group, it is still important to take care of those dentures just as you would take care of real teeth. Use a toothpaste that is specially made for dentures and make sure you clean them on a daily basis. You will want to brush your gums and tongue with a soft toothbrush to remove any bacteria and food particles from your mouth.

Ill-fitting dentures, poor dental hygiene or a buildup of the fungus Candida albicans can cause a condition: Denture-induced stomatitis, which is inflammation of the tissue underlying a denture.

Dr. Johns has advanced training in Implant-Supported Dentures. An implant-supported denture is more stable than a regular denture. Patient’s find it easier to speak and do not have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of their mouth. They generally are able to eat foods that they could not eat prior. An implant-supported denture for the upper jaw, can be made to cover less of the palate (roof of the mouth) than a regular denture. That is because the implants are holding it in place, instead of the suction created between the full denture and your palate.

Are you interested in dentistry for seniors?

Our practice specializes in the care of dentistry for seniors, whether you are a caregiver or if you are a senior citizen yourself, we will handle your dental needs with the best of care possible. Call us with questions today.

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