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How To Take Care Of Teeth Prosthesis?

In order to keep your false teeth looking fresh and natural, they must be well taken care of.

There are common problems of wearing dentures; they could come loose and become ill-fitting; there could be irritation of gums; they could lead to infections of the mouth and cause difficulty in eating and talking. With time as the anatomy of your gums and teeth sockets change the denture could come loose, you must not ignore this but rather meet your dentist as soon as possible and get it adjusted or modified. Sometimes your dentist might suggest you to use adhesives for nice dentures which keeps them secured in place but follow the instructions of its use carefully. Due to it coming lose you may find it difficult to talk, so get it adjusted as soon as possible. Initially, you may anyway find it hard to talk, but be patient and practice harder in pronunciation of challenging words and soon you will overcome the difficulty. If you find it hard to eat, try taking small bites, chewing slowly and using both sides of your mouth to chew which will prevent it coming forward. Avoid thick, sticky food like honey for a while just after getting them. These could also lead to infections of the mouth such as cheilitis and stomatitis, both which occurs due to overgrowth of yeast as a result of it coming loose. Consult your dentist as soon as possible and get the required treatment for it. In order to avoid all these complications, there are general tips of care that you must follow on a regular basis.   

Visit a dentist regularly, ideally once in 6 months and get denture repairs Brisbanedone as appropriate to avoid it getting loose. Initially you may need to sleep with them which can be uncomfortable but as you get used to it you might start doing it out of habit, however unless the dentist says so, do not go to sleep with them on. Handle them delicately with care as they can easily break and keep them out of reach from pets and children. Properly store them and keep them clean by soaking them in denture cleaner during the night time, using a soft bristled brush and plain soap or denture cleaner with warm water, thoroughly wash it in the morning. Avoid use of bleach, household cleaners or toothpaste. Also avoid hot water to clean them as it can change shape of the denture. Maintain good oral hygiene by washing mouth twice a day with mouthwash and cleaning gums, tongue and roof of mouth with a soft bristled brush. It is good to be aware of common problems that could occur with your denture and how to prevent or when to reach out for help to avoid discomfort or dissatisfaction with them.