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A Guide to Denture Care and Comfort

May 26, 2022
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Posted By: Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dentures in Orlando can restore your smile and ability to chew and speak with greater ease. However, to keep them feeling comfortable inside your mouth and increase their longevity, try employing healthy habits today.

Let’s explore denture care and comfort long term!

#1 Keep Your Dentures Clean

Dentures can’t decay, but bacteria can form on the prosthetic. If these bacteria penetrate the gum underneath, you’re at risk for infections, sores, and even gum disease. Sores and infections make it difficult or impossible to wear your prosthetic comfortably. And gum disease leads to bone loss, which means you could lose your ability to wear dentures in the future.

We recommend a denture soak overnight and disinfectant cleaning tablets available in your local drugstore. You can also brush your denture with denture polish and a specialty brush, also available over the counter.

#2 Make Sure Your Denture Fits Properly

A rocking or tilting denture when you speak or chew can be embarrassing, but it can also lead to sore spots on the gum. If your denture is not as snug as it used to be, consider a reline in the dental office or adhesives purchased in your local drugstore.

However, if you apply adhesives throughout the day, it may be time to talk to your Orlando dentist about a new denture.

#3 Cracked Dentures Should Be Replaced or Repaired

A cracked denture invites bacteria to collect on the prosthetic. Additionally, denture cracks can worsen unexpectedly, which can lead to an embarrassing situation if it breaks at your favorite restaurant or when dining with friends.

We offer affordable dentures in Orlando that consider quality, fit, and aesthetics!

Looking for Dentures Near Me?

If you would like to schedule a consultation for dentures, reach out to a helpful team member today. We offer partial dentures, complete dentures, and implant-supported prosthetics. And we are happy to help you regain your smile!

Additionally, if you have a new denture that feels uncomfortable in your mouth, we may be able to help.

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