Denture Care

The first thing your Wicker Park dentist should make sure you know is that your oral healthcare is a team effort. It’s not just up to your dentist to ensure your teeth are kept clean, healthy, and looking good, it’s also up to the patient. This is true whether you have dentures or not.

However, while many people are generally familiar with basic dental hygiene, such as brushing twice a day, flossing every day, and visiting your dentist every six months, not everyone knows what to do to take care of their dentures. Not to worry, as a Wicker Park dentist, the professionals at East Village Dental Centre have the education and experience to prepare you to care for your dentures.

Keeping the Dentures and Your Mouth Clean

 The main goal of denture care is to ensure that your mouth, any existing teeth, and your dentures stay as clean as possible. By keeping things clean, you make it less likely that your teeth will decay or your gums will become infected.

It’s particularly important to clean your dentures after eating to prevent food from getting stuck in your dentures. You can do this by simply removing the dentures and then rinsing them with some water.

When you remove your dentures you should also take the opportunity to use a soft toothbrush to clean any remaining natural teeth. And in addition to cleaning your natural teeth, you should brush your dentures at least once a day. Just make sure to use a soft toothbrush with denture cleaner that is non-abrasive.

Going to the Dentist

Just like when you didn’t have dentures, you should go to your dentist periodically for checkups and cleanings. Your dentist can tell you how often it’s necessary for you to come in so he or she can make sure your dentures are fitting as they should be. In addition to ensuring a good fit, your dentist will assess the health of the rest of your mouth as well.

Wicker Park Dentist at East Village Dental Centre

If you live in or around Wicker Park, you should schedule an appointment at East Village Dental Centre to see what it’s like to have your teeth taken care of by consummate dental professionals. Whether you need help taking care of your dentures or need some other treatment, set up an appointment with us today to get all your questions answered.

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East Village Dental Centre

901 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 278-6622

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