Many people endure denture-related irritations on a daily basis when they don’t have to. Most problems can be easily avoided by following a few simple guidelines.
To help you avoid most denture-related pain or discomfort, follow these tips from denturist Andriy Khomyn, RDT, DD:
1 . Make sure your dentures fit correctly. Gums and bones tend to change over time, making your dentures feel too big or loose.
2. Keep your dentures clean. It is very important to rinse and clean them at least two times a day.
3 . Change your dentures every 4-5 years. Wearing the same dentures for over 7-8 years can cause mouth infections that include:
- Red small bumps on the roof of your mouth
- Inflammation and burning corners of the mouth
- Localized or general swelling
- Itchiness and redness on your gums
4 . Get your gums and dentures checked once a year. This will make sure your dentures continue to fit properly and help prevent denture-related issues in the future.
5 . Use denture adhesives. They can help keep your dentures in place and make them more secure. Do not use adhesives to fix old or poorly-fitted dentures. When you use them, only use a small amount and carefully follow the instructions.
If you have any problems with your dentures, make an appointment to visit your denturist right away. They may need to be adjusted or replaced. A denturist has the knowledge and experience in fitting, fabricating, and adjusting partial and complete removable dentures.
Your denturist is both the designer and architect of building your denture, using clinical and technical expertise to do so. They handle every part of the denture fabrication, from the impression to the finished product.