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Three Things to Avoid If You Wear Dentures Carrollton, GA
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Dentures have the remarkable ability to restore functionality and aesthetic appeal to a smile after tooth loss. Whether you’ve recently started wearing them or have been using them for years, it’s crucial to know how to care for them properly. While numerous guidelines highlight what to do, knowing what not to do can be equally important.

Dr. Tejal Kakade, a trusted and experienced dentist in Carrollton, shares the top three things to avoid when you wear dentures, ensuring they remain in excellent condition and serve you for many years.

#1 Avoid Using Regular Toothpaste and Harsh Brushes

It might seem intuitive to brush your dentures with regular toothpaste, but this can be a mistake. Most standard toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients that can cause microscopic scratches on the denture surface. Over time, these scratches can harbor bacteria, leading to unpleasant odors and potential oral health issues.

Instead of regular toothpaste, use a soft-bristle brush and a cleaner specifically designed for dentures. These products are gentle yet effective at cleaning without causing damage.

#2 Avoid Hot Temperatures

Exposing your dentures to hot temperatures can lead to warping and misshaping. This is especially true for the base of the denture, which is designed to fit snugly against your gums.

Be cautious with hot beverages like coffee or tea. It’s not about the drink affecting the denture material directly, but rather the heat transferring from the liquid to the appliance while drinking. Additionally, never use hot or boiling water to clean your dentures. Instead, always opt for cool or lukewarm water.

#3 Avoid Going Without Them for Too Long

While it’s essential to give your gums and mouth a break from your dentures, especially overnight, going extended periods without wearing them can lead to problems. The shape of your mouth and gums can change over time, and dentures help maintain the current structure. Extended absence can mean your dentures may not fit as well when you do put them back in.

Furthermore, regular use helps you identify any areas of discomfort or spots where adjustments might be needed. By wearing them consistently, you can ensure they remain comfortable and functional.

Maintain Your Smile with Dr. Tejal Kakade

Your dentures are a significant investment in your oral health and confidence. By avoiding these pitfalls, you can ensure they last longer and remain comfortable. Dr. Tejal Kakade is dedicated to helping patients in Carrollton maintain their best smiles, whether it’s through denture care, regular check-ups, or addressing any other dental concerns.

Remember, if you ever have questions about your dentures or feel something isn’t quite right, don’t hesitate to reach out. Dr. Kakade and her team are here to help you smile with confidence.

Posted on behalf of Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

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516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



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