How to Maximise the Lifespan of your Dentures
Dentures are responsible for several things; from providing a person with a safe method to eat their food, all the way to filling the gap in your teeth. Your actual teeth are strong enough to deal with all but the most extensive of damage – although they will weaken over time, especially if exposed to acidic elements within foods and drink. Dentures on the other hand, are often made using incredibly durable materials – but even these can begin to suffer with damage if not cared for properly.
Unlike human teeth, the man-made teeth within dentures won’t possess any enamel, and so the tendency for acid build up to do damage isn’t as big a concern. But as the materials used aren’t organic – they can become brittle and weak, and that’s why it’s so important to look after your dentures in much the same way as your teeth.
Many people opt to brush their dentures at the same time as they do with their actual teeth, but there’s no benefit that minty toothpaste can make to dentures. The best methods to clean them involve removing them from your mouth, and once out, you’ll have access to the angles and crevices.
So if you want to avoid costly denture repairs be sure to follow the easy steps in the video.