Denture Tips //
Q. How do I clean my dentures?
A. When cleaning your dentures, you should first rinse away loose food particles thoroughly. Then moisten your toothbrush and apply liquid detergent or denture cleanser. Brush every surface, scrubbing gently to avoid damage.
Q. How many times a day does the denture need to be cleaned?
A. The denture needs to be cleaned 2- 3 times daily, just as you would with natural teeth. Check with the professional denture specialists at Nind St Denture Clinic when they issue you your new dentures for cleaning tips.
Q. What is good oral hygiene when I have full dentures?
A. In addition to taking care of your dentures, taking care of your mouth also is vital if you wear full dentures. This includes brushing your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures. This stimulates your tissues and helps remove plaque.A visit to a dentist is still advisable even if you have no teeth.
Q. Do dentures need to be replaced?
A. Dentures will need to be relined, remade, or re-based due to normal wear over a period of time and normal shrinkage of your gums and bones.We recommend relining every two to three years and replacing every six years. Please contact Nind St Denture Clinic located in Southport, Gold Coast for any maintenance.
Q. What should I do if my dentures crack or break?
A. Call Nind St Denture Clinic immediately. Normally, dentures can be repaired quickly by a Dental Prosthetist, often on the same day. Damaged dentures can cause additional oral health problems. Never attempt to repair dentures yourself. They require professional repair and adjustment.
Q. Why can't I fix broken dentures with glue?
A. Glues often contain harmful chemicals and are not effective in the proper repair of dentures. Also gluing can cause a simple repair to become an expensive repair.
Q. What are partial dentures?
A. Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a few missing teeth, there are a number of different types and designs.
Q. How do I wear a removable partial denture?
A. Removable partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
Q. How long will it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?
A. Your partial denture may feel awkward or bulky for the first few weeks, but your mouth will eventually get used to it and will feel like it's a part of you.
Q. How long should I wear a partial denture?
A. Initially, you may want to wear your partial denture all the time. Your Dental Prosthetists will give you specific instructions on how long it should be worn and when it should be removed. Generally, your mouth tissues need to rest so it is advisable that you take out your partial denture at least 15 minutes per day or at night.
Q. Will the partial denture change the way I speak?
A. Your partial denture may help your speech. It can be difficult to speak clearly when you are missing teeth. However, it also will take time to get used to it.
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