How Often Should Dentures Be Cleaned At The Dentist?
If you have a set of full dentures, you may be wondering how often you need them to be cleaned professionally by a dentist. In this post from Kantor Dental, we’ll discuss everything you need to know!
You Should See Your Dentist For A Cleaning & Checkup Every 6 Months
Everyone should see a dentist for a teeth cleaning and oral exam every six months, and people with dentures are no exception! While you may not have any of your natural teeth remaining, this doesn’t mean you’re immune to oral health issues like gum disease, and even more dangerous conditions like oral cancer.
A regular six-month visit allows you to get an oral exam and ensure your dentures are fitting properly. Dr. Grey or Dr. Ezra Kantor will also check your dentures to make sure they’re in good shape. Then, the team at Kantor Dental will use professional tools to clean your dentures, remove any buildup, and make sure that they’re looking bright and beautiful.
Proper At-Home Oral Hygiene Is Essential For Keeping Your Dentures Clean
Proper at-home denture care is absolutely essential for keeping your dentures and gums clean. You need to take steps such as:
- Removing and rinsing your dentures after eating. This helps remove food particles that can cause irritation and gum disease.
- Brushing your dentures once per day to remove bacteria and plaque, and to prevent the buildup of tartar
- Soaking your dentures overnight in a cleaning solution. This keeps the denture moist and cleans, sanitizes and disinfects it, preparing it for the next day.
- Cleaning your mouth and gums with a soft toothbrush once per day after removing your dentures. You should clean your tongue, cheeks, gums, and palate (roof of your mouth) to remove food debris, plaque, and bacteria.
For more tips on denture care, just ask Dr. Grey Kantor or Dr. Ezra Kantor at your appointment. We can give you all the information you need.
Schedule A Checkup At Kantor Dental Now – Keep Your Dentures Clean!
Even if you have dentures, regular appointments at the dentist are essential for maintaining your oral health, and keeping your dentures clean. So don’t wait. If you’re overdue for an appointment, contact the team at Kantor Dental now to get started. We’re always accepting new patients, and would be happy to provide you with the denture care services you need in San Rafael.
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