Denture care advice for a long-lasting smile.
Caring for your dentures as you would your natural teeth, will help minimise odours and stains, maximum their longevity and keep your dentures looking new and natural. The Gold Coast Mobile Dental team travel to consult with our elderly, retired and home-bound patients assisting in taking care of their dentures. We can assist with mobile services including the creation of full dentures and any repair, relining or adjustment work of your current dentures.
Inserting and removing your dentures
Once your new dentures have arrived, our dentist will visit you and walk you through the process of inserting and removing them efficiently. We want this to become second-nature for you, so that maintaining dentures becomes a stress-free, easy and convenient part of your everyday dental routine. Please feel free to ask us any questions and raise concerns you may have when putting them in or taking them out. Never use force to remove or insert them and practice with us a few times to guarantee that you feel completely at ease with the process.
Functioning with dentures
Even if you are not new to wearing dentures, a new set may feel a little uncomfortable and strange at first. However, your mouth will certainly adjust to their new ‘teeth’ even though it may take some time. Ensure you start with eating only soft foods (lightly cooked vegetables, if possible) and take small bits and chew slowly. If you still have some natural teeth, we recommend you try bite with them rather than the dentures. Wherever possible, try chewing on both sides of your mouth at all times and chew until your food is completely broken down and you can swallow with ease.
Dentures should be removed entirely, before going to bed for the night. Your mouth needs this ‘time out’ to rest and recover and removal also ensures you can’t grind your teeth whilst you sleep. Prior to retiring for the night, clean your dentures with a soft toothbrush and some liquid soap; before leaving them in a cup of cold and fresh water, or just overnight to dry.
Maintenance of your dentures
Using a soft toothbrush and some mild soap and water or denture paste, clean your dentures to ensure no food debris or plaque is sitting in them. Make sure you perform habitual cleaning over a wash-basin with a plug and some water in it, so that if they are dropped, your dentures will not chip or break. Before you put your dentures back in, make sure to brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth (morning and night) so that the circulation in your tissues is stimulated and your mouth can recover.
Should you find some tartar or calculus build-up on your dentures, soak them overnight in 1-part vinegar and 4-parts water. If this persists, however, please contact us for an appointment and we will ensure your dentures are repolished and returned to you.
If your denture breaks or is chipped, stop wearing them immediately and rather give us a call to get them fixed soonest. It’s our goal to assist you wherever necessary with your denture issues.
Coping with a sore mouth
Unfortunately, sometimes with new dentures you may experience pain in your mouth. Please do not try and adjust your own dentures but rather schedule an appointment with us so we can reline, repair or adjust your dentures for you. We suggest wearing them for a few hours, at least, before we see you so we can ascertain exactly where the issue lies.
Dentures Gold Coast
Gold Coast Mobile Dental we want our patients to have comfortable, well-fitted and easy-to-use dentures that do not cause you any discomfort when you chew or talk. We are here to assist if you believe your dentures may need to be adjusted or relined.