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Electric Toothbrushes and Dentures – What You Need To Know

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If you have dentures or you have been told you will have dentures in the future, it is important that you know how to look after them. Commonly it can be thought that dentures do not need cleaning as much as natural teeth or that you can use your normal toothbrushes and toothpaste. However, this isn’t true. We are here to help and have advice on cleaning, using manual and electric toothbrushes and more.

Why Cleaning Your Dentures Is So Important

Your oral hygiene needs to be kept to a high standard whether you have all natural teeth, partial dentures or full dentures. It can be easy to think that false teeth do not need as much care but this is not the case. If you have a denture it should be cleaned every day. Otherwise, you will encounter problems with your denture and you can suffer from other health problems too.

Bacteria is naturally found in your mouth and can build up if you don’t have good oral hygiene. If you haven’t cleaned your dentures it will build up on those too. Bacteria that is left to grow can lead to infections and other health issues that can become serious. You can avoid any problems and enjoy natural looking dentures for longer if you look after them properly.

How to Clean Your Dentures

Cleaning your dentures properly is easier than you think. There are just some important things you need to know and these are:

Clean Daily – Brush the dentures every day like you would with your natural teeth. Do not use toothpaste as this can damage the finish on the dentures. A soft bristled brush and water will do the trick.

Rinse After Meals – It is a good idea to give the dentures a quick rinse after you have eaten. This will remove any leftover food so bacteria will not grow.

Soak – You can soak your dentures in antibacterial solution. Not only will this solution get rid of bacteria, loose food and give them a clean but your gums can also rest while the dentures are soaking.

Should You Use An Electric Toothbrush?

Ideally, for your dentures, you will want a toothbrush with soft bristles. An electric toothbrush can be too harsh for dentures so, choose a denture brush as that will be more gentle. However, if you have a partial denture then an electric toothbrush could be an option for you. You can take out the partial denture and use the tips above to look after it. While the denture is out you can use an electric toothbrush on your natural teeth. An electric toothbrush can clean teeth more thoroughly and some models also have a timer so you know you are brushing for the correct time.

How Aesthetic Dentures Can Help

Aesthetic Dentures can help provide a proper cleaning schedule that will ensure your dentures last. You can receive advice and guidance on dentures, maintenance and more. Want to learn more about cleaning your dentures? Contact Aesthetic Dentures today! We offer same day dentures and cheap dentures to suit any budget.

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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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