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5 Common Denture Problems and How to Take Care of Them Marietta, GA

5 Common Denture Problems and How to Take Care of Them

Dentures in Marietta

Dentures are one of the most reliable ways to restore your smile after you’ve lost some or all of your teeth. Dentures provide great stability and confidence, but they can come with their issues over time. In this blog post, we’ll cover five common denture problems and how to take care of them so you can continue to enjoy your restored smile.

Dentures Slipping or Moving

Reasons Dentures Slip

One of the most common problems is when dentures slip out of place. This can be very uncomfortable and even embarrassing. This happens for several reasons, including improper fit, poor alignment, lack of adhesion between the gums and dentures, or an absence of suction. Dentures that are ill-fitting can lead to irritation and discomfort as well.

Ways to Fix Dentures Slipping

If your dentures slip, there are several ways you can fix them. You should ensure they’re properly fitted for your mouth by having a professional check and adjusting them. Dentures also need to be relined periodically to consider the changes in your mouth as time goes on. If your dentures are slipping due to poor alignment, you can try adjusting them or taking them back to the dentist for adjustments. If suction is the issue, use adhesive products to help keep your dentures in place.

Dentures Irritating Your Gums

Reasons Dentures can Irritate Your Gums

Another common issue with dentures is gums become irritated. This could be caused by various things, such as ill-fitting dentures, poor oral hygiene, or even food particles that get stuck in the denture. Dentures can also rub against your gums and irritate them.

Ways to Fix Dentures Irritating Your Gums

The best way to fix this issue is to ensure your dentures fit properly, so they don’t rub against your gums. This can be achieved by having them fitted and adjusted by a professional. You should also practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and using an antibacterial mouthwash to help keep your dentures clean. If food particles are the issue, ensure you’re eating soft foods that won’t get stuck in your dentures.

Dentures Becoming Discolored

Reasons Dentures can Become Discolored

Dentures can become discolored for various reasons, such as food stains, poor oral hygiene, or even improper cleaning techniques. Dentures can also become discolored due to wear and tear over time.

Ways to Fix Dentures Becoming Discolored

The best way to fix this issue is to ensure you’re practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and using an antibacterial mouthwash. Dentures should also be cleaned daily with a special denture cleaning solution to remove any food stains or discoloration. Dentures should also be soaked overnight in a special denture cleaning solution to help keep them looking their best.

Conclusion:

Dentures are an excellent way to restore your smile but they can come with unique issues. In this blog post, we’ve covered five common denture problems and how to take care of them so you can continue to enjoy your restored smile. Dentures must be properly fitted and cared for to ensure they stay in good condition. Dentures can last many years with proper care and provide you with a beautiful and comfortable smile.

 

FAQs:

Q1. How often do dentures need to be adjusted?

A1. A professional should check and adjust dentures periodically to ensure they fit properly.

Q2. What should I use to clean my dentures?

A2. Dentures should be cleaned daily with a special denture cleaning solution and soaked overnight in a special denture cleaning solution to keep them looking their best.

Q3. How can I prevent my dentures from slipping?

A3. Dentures should be properly fitted for your mouth, and you may need to use adhesive products to help keep them in place.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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