Valentine’s Day is a time where we pay a little bit more attention to the people we love around us. We find more moments to appreciate others and to show that appreciation. Some of us make grand gestures, while others prefer the more subtle acts of affection. Whatever you do is sure to make you and your loved one smile. However you choose to express yourself, don’t forget about what keeps you smiling: your dentures.
Your dentures need their fair share of love too, and they don’t handle neglect well. Start off by being gentle when you handle them. This means keeping them out of harm’s way, for example. When handling them outside of your mouth for cleaning or storage, hold them over a folded towel or a full sink of water in case they drop. Also make sure to choose non-abrasive denture cleaners that won’t cause microscopic scratches where food and plaque can build up.
Even if you have a complete denture, plaque and tartar can still build up on your false teeth. As long as you have gums you can get gum disease, so make sure that you clean your dentures, and your mouth, every single day. By using a soft toothbrush and specially formulated cleansers, you can ensure that your dentures will be in tip top shape for a long time to come.
Just like people, over time your dentures will change. Maybe they aren’t fitting quite right or maybe they are making your mouth sore. These changes are normal, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. In addition to attending regular appointments with your denturist, you should be calling us as soon as something feels wrong. These appointments will ensure that your dentures are adjusted properly and your mouth is receiving the best quality of care possible.
While you’re two-stepping with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, don’t let your denture health slip off the dance floor. In fact, this is the perfect time of year to come in for a routine appointment. You want to make sure that your pearly whites are in good shape for your valentine, don’t you? Contact the denture specialists at South Calgary Denture and Implant Clinic to book an appointment today!