Even though dentures are made from durable and high-quality materials, they still need to be cleaned and cared for correctly or they will not last as long. Just as you would care for your natural teeth with regular cleanings and checkups, so you must care for your dentures.
Over time, your dentures will begin to lose their smooth, shiny finish. This comes from daily wear and tear, like eating and even brushing the dentures. After the smooth surface is gone, stains and plaque become harder to remove. Because of this, you should visit your denturist about every six months to have your dentures polished. This will bring back the smooth surface and keep the dentures in good condition.
It is also important to clean your dentures daily to remove stains and calculus that builds up on the teeth. This brushing should be done with a soft brush and a professional denture cleaner. Doing this daily will prevent build up on the teeth and extend the life of your dentures.
You also want to ensure that you maintain good oral health by returning to your denturist for an examination each year. The denturist can examine your denture to ensure proper fit as well as complete an oral examination. Dentures should also be relined every 2 to 3 years to make sure that they fit properly.
It is important to properly care for your dentures to allow them to last. Call James Bay Denturists today to book your appointment with one of our denturists.