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Why Denture-Wearers Still Need to Go to the Dentist

Wearing dentures can help improve your quality of life by restoring your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence. However, many denture-wearers may believe that once they have their dentures, they no longer need regular dental visits. This assumption can lead to a range of problems that could easily be prevented with routine dental check-ups. In this blog post, we will explore why it is important for denture-wearers to continue seeing their dentist.

Maintaining Proper Fit and Comfort of Dentures

One of the primary reasons for regular visits to a prosthetist is to help ensure that your dentures maintain a proper fit and comfort over time. Dentures that fit well are crucial for daily comfort and functionality. Over time, the shape of your gums and jawbone can change, causing your dentures to become loose or ill-fitting. This might lead to sore spots, difficulty in chewing and speech problems. Regular check-ups can help identify these changes early and allow for timely adjustments and relining services.

Detecting Oral Health Issues Early

Prosthetists can play a significant role in detecting early signs of oral health issues during routine check-ups. Without regular check-ups, infections or other gum diseases can still occur. During your visits, a prosthetist can examine your mouth for any signs of these issues. Early detection is key to effective treatment and regular visits to your prosthetist can lead to early intervention. This can help maintain your oral health and prevent more severe problems.

Prolonging the Life of Dentures

Regular maintenance of dentures by a prosthetist can help extend their lifespan. Here are some ways:

  • Repairs: Prosthetists can fix minor cracks or damages, preventing them from becoming larger, more costly issues.
  • Relining: Adjustments to the base of the dentures can help ensure they remain snug and comfortable as your gums change.
  • Professional Cleaning: Deep cleaning services can remove buildup that regular brushing can’t, keeping your dentures hygienic and fresh.

Aiming for Optimal Denture Functionality

Seeing a prosthetist regularly can help ensure that your dentures are functioning well. Dentures that are not well-maintained can lead to difficulties in chewing food properly, which might impact your nutrition and overall health. Similarly, ill-fitting dentures can affect your speech, making it difficult to pronounce certain words clearly. Prosthetists can provide necessary adjustments to your dentures, ensuring they perform well. This can improve your quality of life and boost your confidence in social situations.

Professional Advice on Denture Maintenance

Daily Cleaning Tips

  • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to clean your dentures daily.
  • Avoid using abrasive toothpaste as it can scratch the surface.
  • Soak your dentures overnight in a denture-cleaning solution.

Handling and Storage

  • Always handle your dentures carefully to avoid dropping them.
  • Store your dentures in a safe place when not in use to prevent damage.

Regular Check-ups

  • Schedule regular check-ups with your prosthetist to help ensure your dentures remain in good condition.
  • Follow your prosthetist’s advice on any necessary adjustments or repairs.

Dietary Recommendations

  • Avoid sticky or hard food that can damage your dentures.
  • Eat a balanced diet to maintain overall oral health and nutrition.

Dealing with Discomfort

  • If you experience any discomfort or soreness, contact your prosthetist immediately.
  • Do not attempt to adjust your dentures yourself.

Contact Us for Your Denture Care Needs

At The Denture Clinic, we offer a range of denture options to suit your budget and requirements. Our prosthetists are dedicated to providing you with the care and advice needed to maintain your dentures and oral health. Don’t wait until discomfort or issues arise. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help. Professional Cleaning: Deep cleaning services can remove buildup that regular brushing can’t, keeping your dentures hygienic and fresh.

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