Dentures are beneficial appliances that can replace your missing teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. Although you have false teeth, you still need to do things to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. To help you, Dr. Eric Eidbo has some tips and recommendations.
First, it’s important to clean your mouth regularly. If you have complete dentures, you only need to clean your mouth and dentures once a day, typically before bed. You can do so by rinsing with lukewarm saltwater and by soaking the appliance in denture cleaner. If you have partial dentures, it’s important to clean your smile and appliance twice a day by brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Make sure to thoroughly clean the teeth that have the denture clasps. Plaque tends to gather there and promote tooth decay.
Lastly, massage your gums regularly to stimulate them. This will also help your underlying bones remain strong. The more stimulated they feel, the less of a chance you’ll have of having a deteriorated jawbone. It’s also important to have a balanced and nutritious diet that can keep your oral health successful and strong.
Do you have questions about how to clean your mouth when you have dentures in Concord, California? If so, please call Oak Grove Dental today at 925-685-2286. Our dental team will be more than happy to assist you and give you the answers you’re looking for!