Just like natural teeth, dentures require special care to ensure their beauty, function, and comfort. If you want to keep your dentures looking and feeling their best, keep these helpful tips from Dr. Paul Caputo in mind. At Paul V. Caputo, Sr., DDS in Naperville, IL, we offer an extensive array of general and restorative dentistry solutions, including dentures, and we’re always happy to help you in any way we can with helpful advice and personalized care.
The Importance of Proper Denture Care
Your dentures allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Properly care for them in order to keep your smile looking and feeling its absolute best. Here are a few tips on proper denture care and maintenance:
- Clean dentures daily. In order to prevent the buildup of plaque and odor-causing bacteria, it is important to clean your dentures with a specialized denture brush and solution daily. Avoid regular toothbrushes and toothpastes, as these can be too abrasive and actually cause damage to your dentures.
- Avoid hot water. While warm water is perfectly fine, soaking your dentures in hot water can cause them to warp and bend. The resulting improper fit can be uncomfortable and must be corrected by a qualified dental professional. Avoid do-it-yourself denture adjustment kits; these can actually result in further damage and even complete breakage.
- Take care when handling dentures. Though the materials used to fabricate dentures are strong and long-lasting, they are still susceptible to breakage. When removing dentures, do so over a sink full of water or a soft, folded towel in case they are accidentally dropped.
If you ever have any questions about dentures, partials, dental implants, or implant-supported dentures, we’re here to help. Contact our office today for even more helpful information regarding your dental prosthetics, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Caputo. We look forward to helping you more fully enjoy your smile. Our office in Naperville, IL also proudly serves patients from the surrounding areas, including Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Aurora, Romeoville, and throughout northwestern Illinois.