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Dentures can provide you with a set of teeth that can make eating comfortable, speaking much easier, and your facial structure much more natural looking than a toothless smile will ever provide. Our oral health is the first line of defense for our physical health, so it is important to keep oral hygiene at its best.

If you do have dentures, be sure to care for them daily, so that they are cleaner, healthier, and can continue to do the job they are assigned. Some of the best cleaning methods for dentures are listed below:

– Never let your dentures air-dry or remain in the air for too long. When the dentures are removed for periods of time, soak them in regular water or an approved cleaning solution. There are a few products you should avoid using on the dentures, as they can easily damage the pair. These include teeth whitening products, bleach, abrasive materials, hot water, or glue.

– Because they are removable there is an even greater risk of harmful bacteria. Make sure to brush and rinse your dentures on a daily basis but not with toothpaste. Toothpaste is too abrasive, so use an ADA-approved denture cleaner or mild hand soap.

– Make sure to treat your dentures with extreme care. They are not indestructible, and can easily be damaged if dropped. If your dentures become damaged, alert your dentist at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry and we will assist you. Never try to fix broken dentures yourself.

A good set of dentures can be the difference between a happy holiday season or a horrific one. Don’t let your teeth let you down. If you would like to meet with Dr. Ryan H. Wilson, contact Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry at (505) 327.0044 to setup your visit at our office in Farmington, New Mexico. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.