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We all want our pearly whites to be, well, white. Whether you have full or partial dentures, you might be wondering how to whiten your teeth, and whether you should do it yourself.

There are risks to DIY denture whitening, including breakage or damage. Here’s why you should always rely on your denture professional to clean and whiten your dentures.

 Culprits of discolouring

 Although natural teeth and dentures differ in a number of ways, the culprits of discolouring or yellowing are much the same.

 Tea

 There’s no crime in a cup of tea, but the seemingly innocent drink can have an impact on the colour of your dentures. Because it can stain the material, you might consider rinsing your mouth with some water after you sip your cup of tea.

 Coffee

 Coffee is notorious for staining teeth, but it’s also something many of us enjoy every day. Because of the dark colour, it can make your dentures look dull or give them a yellow hue. Brushing or rinsing your dentures after a cup of coffee can minimise the impact, especially if you drink your coffee black.

Red wine

 Like coffee, red wine is dark in colour, which means that it could be to blame for discoloured dentures. Wine will stain more quickly onto dentures that are host to tartar and plaque, so keeping your dentures clean is the first step in preventing red wine stains.

 Dangers of DIY whitening

 Dentures are delicate, so procedures like whitening should be left to the professionals. Several things can go wrong when trying to whiten at home.

 Denture breakage

 One of the major dangers of at-home denture maintenance is the risk of breakage. The teeth or dentures itself can be chipped or broken if they’re not handled properly, which makes at-home denture whitening a risky endeavour. If your dentures slip or fall to the floor, you might be looking at costly immediate dentures repair.

 Denture damage

Whitening products can be abrasive, and what might be effective on natural teeth could be disastrous for dentures. It’s also important to remember that dentures are more porous, so they can absorb the ingredients of the products you use. Harsh products can damage dentures, so it’s best to rely on a trusted professional for denture maintenance.

Denture scratching

The surface of your dentures can stand up to everyday wear and tear, but they can become scratched if improper tools are used to work on them. If you scratch your dentures while attempting to clean or whiten them, you’ll likely need professional repairs. Immediate dentures repair can be expensive, especially if the scratched tooth needs to be replaced.

 Why denture maintenance is a job for the professionals

 Denture maintenance can be a complex process and is best left to the experts with the right knowledge, tools, and experience.

 The right knowledge

 There’s a lot of information on at-home denture maintenance, but how do you know which tips are true and which could end in disaster? Rather than making guesses, the specialists at Aesthetic Dentures know just what your dentures need. They’ll also know which products are safe to use on your dentures and which could cause serious damage.

 The right tools

 Denture whitening and maintenance requires specific tools that aren’t likely lying around your home. These tools help repair and maintain dentures safely, offering you dentures that are comfortable and attractive.

 The right experience

 The specialists at Aesthetic Dentures have both the training and experience to clean and polish your dentures without risking breakage or damage. While it might be tempting to skip the regular cleaning, the cost of a denture maintenance is much lower than emergency denture repair should you damage your dentures trying to whiten or maintain them yourself.

If you would like to learn more about whitening your dentures, contact Aesthetic Dentures today!

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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