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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
Quincy Gibbs, DDS



Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful


Posted on 7/30/2017 by Front Desk
Beware of dentures damaging your gums.
It is important that you make sure to take care of both your gums and your dentures when you wear dentures. If you aren't careful, your gums can take a beating. Thankfully, by following specific guidelines about your dentures, you can prevent this from happening in nearly all cases. Here are some things you need to make sure you do when wearing dentures to ensure that your mouth, more specifically your gums, don't get beat up when you speak, chew, and smile.

Taking Care of Your Gums When Wearing Dentures

Wearing dentures is a constant workout for your gums. Your gums get rubbed a bit as you move your mouth around, which is why it is so important to take your dentures out each night. This lets your gums rest, plus it allows your dentures to soak and get clean. Your gums get to breathe at night while the dentures are out, and when the dentures go back in, you get a fresh, clean appliance up against your gums.

Make sure that you brush your dentures at least once per day, and you soak them all night long. This kills off any microbes that were living in the pores of your dentures, and protects your gums from getting many types of infections. The cleaner you keep your gums, the better for your dentures, too. Make it a regular practice to brush your gums at the same time that you brush your dentures, as this will keep your gums feeling better, and let your dentures last as long as possible.

By properly taking care of your dentures, you can keep your gums healthy, and optimize your oral health. Take the time each day to clean your dentures, your mouth, and follow your given guidelines. Then, you can fully enjoy the benefits that come with your dentures. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (925) 266-3550.




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