Over 50% of Australians over the age of 65 wear false teeth. Anyone who has dentures will know they need to be cared for properly. This might seem to be a nuisance, but it is necessary and once you form the habit of doing it, will simply become part of your evening routine. Here are some tips for looking after your dentures.
- If you are new to wearing dentures, make sure you get proper instructions from your dentist not only in caring for them, but in how to insert and remove them properly, since this varies according to the type of dentures you have.
- Take time to get used to your new teeth. It is something of a learning curve and taking it slow will help prevent damage to your mouth as well as your false teeth.
- Daily cleaning with a soft brush and special denture paste is essential, but sometimes they still get stained. If so, soak them in a vinegar solution for a few hours. If that doesn’t work, take them to the dentist.