As people age, their dentures don’t change, but their mouths do. If you have false teeth, they should fit properly. Proper care and regular dental visits are important factors for keeping your mouth healthy and your dentures in good shape.
Problems From Poor Fitting Dentures:
With age, the gum ridges in our mouth shrink, causing the dentures to become loose fitting and uncomfortable. Our bones can also shrink causing the jaw to be misaligned.. Loose dentures can cause sores along the gums and stomach problems from not being able to chew food.
Caring For Your Dentures:
Just like brushing your teeth is important, so is brushing your dentures. You should brush your dentures every day with a soft toothbrush to remove any food or plaque. If you notice that your dentures are becoming worn out or increasingly uncomfortable, visit your dentist for a check up.
Why You Shouldn’t Repair Dentures Yourself:
Over-the-counter products usually contain chemicals that could harm your dentures and cause greater damage.
Don’t Forget To Smile!
With proper care and regular dental visits, your dentures should fit good and stay in good shape for a long time. Your dentist will let you know when they need to be replaced. In the meantime, take care of your dentures, visit your dentist regularly and get out there and smile.