Proper Denture Care and Maintenance Brooklyn, NY
Getting dentures to replace missing teeth will have a positive impact on your appearance, self confidence, and your overall dental health. Naturally, the best way to ensure that these positive impacts continue to enhance all aspects of your life is to properly maintain your dentures. Basic care and maintenance of your dentures is simple, convenient, and requires only a few minutes a day. During your visit to our Brooklyn, NY office to have your dentures fitted, Dr. Eugene Stanislaus will provide detailed instructions for proper maintenance and care of your dentures. For now, we can just cover the basics of routine care and proper maintenance of your dentures.
Basic Denture Care and Maintenance
Just like real teeth, the best way to maintain dentures is with regular brushing to remove food debris, plaque, and oral bacteria. It is recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush so as to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on your dentures. It is also advisable to use a commercial denture cleaner in conjunction with proper brushing to keep your dentures clean. In fact, you can even prepare your own denture cleaning solution to reduce the cost of long term maintenance! Although dentures will not decay or wear like normal teeth, it is important to clean them regularly to prevent bad breath, irritation, and infections of the mouth.
Additional Considerations for Proper Denture Care
Dentures are custom made for you and are a considerable investment. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus offers the following advice for keeping your dentures in good working order and sanitary. Handle dentures with care because sharp impacts can cause them to crack or break. Knowing where your dentures are at all times is advisable so that they don’t get lost, misplaced, or mistaken for someone else’s dentures. While asleep it is a good idea to let your dentures soak in a solution of water and denture cleaner so that they remain clean and in good working order.
Regular Dental Checkups Remain Essential
Now that you have dentures you may feel less inclined to go to the dentist for regular checkups. It is very important that patients with dentures continue to attend regular checkups and examinations at our Brooklyn, NY practice. Dr. Eugene Stanislaus will continue to monitor your overall dental health as well as the condition of your dentures. You will also continue to have opportunities to ask questions or to voice concerns regarding your dentures or any other oral health issues.
Urgent Needs and Denture Emergencies
Dr. Eugene Stanislaus understands that sometimes accidents happen. It is very important that you contact our Brooklyn, NY office if something should happen to your dentures. Broken, chipped, or otherwise compromised dentures will not be as useful to you as intact dentures and can be dangerous to use if damage to them is severe enough. Since we do not have “extras” of your custom made dentures, if they are damages or destroyed we will need to know as soon as possible in order to replace them for you. Please do not feel embarrassed if an accident happens, and don’t hesitate to contact us because we are here to help you and to make sure your dental health needs are taken care of.
Learn More About Dentures in Brooklyn, NY
Taking good care of your dentures is pretty easy, but it is important that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable provider of dentures and other teeth restoration options like Dr. Eugene Stanislaus to ensure that your dentures will last a lifetime. To learn more about the proper maintenance of your dentures or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanislaus, contact our Brooklyn, NY practice today! If you would like to schedule a free dentures consultation with Dr. Stanislaus then contact our Brooklyn, NY office or simply fill out the form found on this page and a representative will be in touch with you shortly!