Ross A. Hildebrand, D.D.S
Call (620) 792-1231
Much like good oral hygiene protects your natural teeth, good denture hygiene is key to maintaining your oral health and long-term satisfaction with your dentures. Dr. Hildebrand advises that, when cleaning your dentures, you should first rinse away loose food particles thoroughly. Then wet your toothbrush and apply denture cleanser. And like your mom always told you, remember to brush every surface, scrubbing gently to avoid damage.
Dr. Hildebrand recommends that you clean your dentures two to three times every day, preferably after every meal. This keeps your dentures in good shape and helps freshen your breath. In addition, it’s important to brush the other areas of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures. This not only leads to a minty fresh feeling, but it’s important to stimulate your oral tissues, as well as remove plaque from all areas of your mouth.
For more information about how to care for your dentures or to make an appointment with Dr. Hildebrand, call our Great Bend office today at (855) 733-0337.
Brush Your Teeth Daily!
For good oral health, brush your teeth twice a day with a good fluoride toothpaste!
How Old Is Your Toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
A Healthy Diet Makes a Healthy Smile!
For healthy teeth and gums, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Go easy on sugary treats!