White, evenly shaped teeth enhance the beauty of your face. A Cosmetic dentist offers many treatment options for people who want to improve their teeth. The methods can be as simple as teeth whitening or as complex as bracing and bridging. How does teeth whitening work? Teeth whitening products uses materials consisting of peroxide to give the teeth a white and clean appearance. You can either visit the cosmetic dentist or use a home-based whitening system. Home-based systems use 20% peroxide but is a longer process, lasting for two weeks. Cosmetic dentists will start the process by removing all the[...]
People begin to learn about dental health from a very young age, when teeth first begin to show up. But in spite of such early awareness, many people fail to maintain good dental health through their adult life. Good dental health comprises brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and regular visits to a dentist or dental hygienist as well. People supplement their dental care with the use of products like mouthwash or advanced mouth care systems. You should keep it in mind that the lack of adequate dental care practices will result in cavities and gum disease. It is[...]
Ceramic Veneers The Right Way It is very important that you go to a cosmetic dentist for ceramic veneers. In this day and age, more and more people are looking to spend less money on their cars, homes, and of course medical necessities. As such, they have been more meticulous in conducting research prior to shelling out any cash. This is true for your teeth too, but it is advised to do your research by speaking with a professional. Before you step your way into a cosmetic’s dentist’s office, it helps to know what exactly you want to correct. Many[...]
Dental Teeth Whitening: Should You Consider It? Dental teeth whitening is not just a recent trend for the modern multitude, but rather a virtual necessity for every person seeking to gain the self-confidence and that much envied dream SMILE! Cosmetic dentistry has helped individuals gain just that. A smile is what can win the heart of the person or command the attention of a crowd. Sadly all too many people try to hide their smile for fear of displaying yellowed or stained teeth. With modern dental teeth whitening options, such public fears are no longer necessary. First let’s take a[...]
6 Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures Explained Cosmetic dentistry helps many people get a confident smile, and also corrects many dental anomalies. Six of the most common cosmetic dental procedures are: Dental bonding: This is carried out to fill gaps in the teeth and cover stains and chips. The process involves the application of a composite resin material to the tooth. The material, which is available in several shades, is sculpted to cover the desired area. It is then dried using a high-intensity light or a chemical. The process does not cause any discomfort to the patient except when a minor[...]

Tips for Cleaning Your Dentures

If you have “traditional” dentures, also known as “complete” dentures, they come out of your mouth regularly for a thorough cleaning – or should, anyway.

Proper cleaning will keep your mouth healthy; protect your dentures from permanent stains and other, similar problems; and even make your dentures last longer. Here are the best tips for cleaning your complete dentures.

Clean your mouth, not just the dentures.dentures

When you have your teeth out, you can brush your gums and tongue with a soft-bristled, regular toothbrush. Use a small amount of toothpaste to get everything clean, and rinse well before you reinsert your dentures.

This ensures that your teeth have a smooth, clean surface, which encourages the suction that keeps them in place. Keeping your mouth clean can also reduce the number of sore spots and other forms of irritation.

When you remove your dentures for cleaning, rinse them in lukewarm water.

Use a denture toothbrush to remove food particles and other buildup – this way, the cleaning solution will work better. Make sure that the water isn’t too hot or too cold, because dentures can warp if you aren’t careful.

Your dentist probably gave you a tub: a small, plastic container that holds your dentures and cleaning solution. If not, you can pick one up at a pharmacy or discount-department store.

You should remove your teeth once a day and let them soak in the solution. This removes stains and food particles before they become big problems, and gives your gums some rest and exposure.

As for denture cleaners: look for ones that have been approved by a Dental Association. They’ll have the association’s logo on the packaging, which assures you that the products have been tested and proven to be safe for both you and your dentures.

If you can’t or won’t buy cleaners made specifically for dentures, you can use mild dish soap.

Be sure that you do not use a cleaner that contains bleach, ammonia, or other harsh chemicals, because these can be toxic to you. They can also destroy your dentures, which aren’t designed to withstand these types of cleaners.

Ideally, you’ll leave your dentures in their tub to soak overnight. This is good for your gums as well as your teeth – just remember that dentures need to be kept moist to prevent them from drying out and, possibly, cracking.

In the morning, brush your mouth before you put the teeth back in and you should have a fresh, healthy feeling all day long.

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