Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
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Posts for: August, 2015

By Office of Frederic J. Mrugala, D.D.S.
August 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  
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Find out how to protect your dentures from damage and keep them looking their best.

After tooth loss you might have given up believing that you would ever get a complete smile once more, but your Westmont, IL dentist Dr. Frederic Mrugala was able to help you regain your smile with dentures. Now that you have your smile back, you’ll want to do everything possible to keep it healthy and radiant. Find out some helpful tricks for keeping your dentures safe, healthy and clean.

Brush them daily

Even though your dentures aren’t natural teeth, they can still develop plaque and food buildup. In order to keep these problems from affecting your gums or surrounding natural teeth it’s important that you do your part to keep your dentures clean. Opt for a gentle denture-friendly cleaner and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub your dental work. But don’t use regular toothpaste, as it can be a bit too harsh for your dentures. Talk to your Westmont, IL dentist if you would like recommendations on which products are safe to use on your dentures.

Be gentle

While dentures are made from a resilient material that is meant to hold up under extreme pressure, this doesn’t mean you can be rough with them. If your partial dentures contain clasps and other attachments, you’ll want to be careful with them, particularly when cleaning, to ensure that you don’t bend or break them. When getting ready to clean or remove your dentures, always do so over a towel just in case you drop them.

Don’t let them dry out

If your dentures aren’t in your mouth, they need to be soaking in a solution so they don’t dry out. It’s very important that your dentures always stay moist, as it’s crucial for keeping their shape. Letting dentures dry out or sit in warm places can cause them to warp. Also, it’s important to give your gums a rest each night, so remember to remove your dentures before bedtime and place them in a denture soaking solution right away.

Rinse thoroughly after soaking

While these soaking solutions are a great way to keep your dentures fresh and clean they also contain harsh chemicals. Before popping your dentures back in your mouth in the morning it’s important that you rinse them thoroughly, otherwise this solution has the potential to make you sick.

See your Westmont, IL dentist for problems

While we hope that no issues arise when you start wearing your dentures, sometimes accidents happen. Furthermore, dentures don’t last forever and may require some refitting over time. These situations warrant a trip to our office to make sure that your dentures continue to fit you properly so they can effectively do their job. If dentures are damaged or ill-fitting this can cause serious complications.

Caring for your dentures would not be complete without seeing your Westmont, IL dentist every six months for care. Even if you are doing a knockout job keeping your dentures healthy, a professional cleaning can do your smile wonders. Call us today to schedule your next visit.