How to Protect Your Dentures

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Your dentures may be precious to you, because they give you back complete rows of teeth. Unfortunately, they are not very durable. They can break and suffer other damages if you are not careful. To protect your dentures better, try some of these suggestions.

Be careful when you take them out, as dropping them can break them. When you clean them, try laying a towel out on the counter or something soft for them to land on if an accident happens. Some water in the sink can be gentle enough to catch them should they fall as well.

Consult with the dentist over what toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other cleaning materials you should use. Hard bristled toothbrushes can rub too much off the dentures. Abrasive toothpastes, whitening toothpastes belong to this category, and other abrasive cleaning materials can also take too much off your dentures.

It is also best to avoid things that have bleach. Bleach can dentures the wrong colors and weaken them. Dentures that contain metal can be affected by chlorine, which is known to cause corrode and tarnish some metals, so avoid things that contain chlorine.

We especially warn you to not put your dentures in hot water. Hot water can wrap the dentures out of shape, which does not help you at all.

As you hold to these principles, you should be able to maintain and protect your dentures. Naturally, they will wear out, but you should help them live out their full lives so they can serve you the best.

Should your dentures ever get damaged come see our dentist at George Yzaguirre, DDS, PA, General Dentistry in Corpus Christi, Texas for replacements. Dr. George Yzaguirre will see to your needs. Call 361-431-3113 to get in touch with our office.