Places of Your Dentures that Are Easy to Miss When Brushing Them
Posted on 11/8/2021 by Front Desk
Dentures are dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth, restore your smile and appearance. As much as dentures are not natural teeth, they need regular and thorough cleaning. This is because they can also accumulate food particles and plaque, causing various dental infections. When cleaning dentures, it is important to be thorough because there are several places you can easily miss.
Common Spots Brushing Can Miss
When eating, food particles and plaque can easily get stuck on dentures, just like they would stick on permanent teeth. In most cases, dental plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) gets stuck on the edges of the dentures. Some food particles might also get stuck in between the dentures. These areas can be easy to miss with your toothbrush. If you don't clean your dentures after meals, plaque will build up and increase the risk of dental conditions like tooth decay. The buildup of plaque on your dentures will also lead to bad breath. It is important to clean your dentures to prevent plaque buildup regularly.
You should brush your dentures at least once a day. It is even better to brush them twice, every morning and night. Using toothpaste to clean dentures can be risky because it could damage them. Instead, you should brush your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush that can get rid of debris and plaque. These specially designed toothbrushes will also prevent scratches on the denture surfaces.
As much as brushing is effective, it can easily miss out on areas in between dentures. This is why you should combine brushing with flossing. Use dental floss that will help get rid of stuck food particles. This will ensure thorough cleaning of your dentures. Visit our offices for more information on denture cleaning and its importance.
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