Understanding Dentures

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If you have missing teeth, dentures can be used to fill in the gaps. There are complete dentures for entire rows of teeth, as well as partial dentures which are simply for filling in gaps of just a few missing teeth. If you do have a gap, it is important to fill it in before it begins to wreak more havoc on your teeth, jawline, and gums.

A good set of dentures must always be cleaned so they can be hygienically safe and functional. Below are some steps you can take to better protect your dentures:

– Make sure to treat your dentures with extreme care. They are not indestructible, and can easily be damaged if dropped. If your dentures become damaged, alert your dentist at Dentists at Memorial Park and we will assist you. Never try to fix broken dentures yourself.
– Because they are removable there is an even greater risk of harmful bacteria. Make sure to brush and rinse your dentures on a daily basis but not with toothpaste. Toothpaste is too abrasive, so use an ADA-approved denture cleaner or mild hand soap.
– Never let your dentures air-dry or remain in the air for too long. When the dentures are removed for periods of time, soak them in regular water or an approved cleaning solution. There are a few products you should avoid using on the dentures, as they can easily damage the pair. These include teeth whitening products, bleach, abrasive materials, hot water, or glue.

A good set of dentures can be the difference between a happy holiday season or a horrific one. Don’t let your teeth let you down. If you would like to meet with Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson, contact Dentists at Memorial Park at 713-861-8323 to set up your visit at our office in Houston, Texas. Allow dentures the chance to fix your smile today!