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If you have a set of dentures, you are probably well aware of how important it is to care for them. The biggest danger about dentures is that because they are removable, they can be host to a variety of risks that our standard teeth are not.

Always handle your dentures with care, because dropping them even a single time is enough to provide irreversible damage to them. Listed below are some common questions and their answers to help you maintain your denture duties:

What are some of the health benefits of dentures?
– Dentures can improve eating and speaking when compared to missing teeth. They also make your mouth healthier and feel better too. Aesthetic benefits of dentures include a more youthful look in your face and jawline, improved self-esteem, and with modern dentures, a more natural appearance that looks and acts like normal teeth.

How do you clean and maintain your dentures?
– Cleaning your dentures can be done at various times throughout the day. After eating, you should remove your dentures to wash and brush them with nonabrasive denture cleansers or water. Always rinse and clean your mouth and your dentures before inserting them back into your mouth.

How long do dentures last?
– With proper care and maintenance, dentures can provide a lifetime of lasting benefits.

What types of materials should be used for cleaning dentures?
– Always use a dentist-approved denture cleanser or plain water. Never use abrasive toothpaste, hot water, teeth whitening agents, products that contain bleach, or any other product that can easily bend, crack, grind, or stain your dentures.

Dr. Adam Vitelli at Vitelli Comprehensive Dentistry wants to ensure your smile shines no matter what condition it is in. If you are thinking about getting a set of dentures, no matter if it is only a partial set or even a complete set for your entire mouth, please contact our dentist office in Germantown, Maryland, by calling us at 301-972-1400. Your smile is our business!