Tucson, AZ patients learn tips for taking care of a Valplast partial denture
By Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman
In Tucson, AZ, Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman DMD MPH understands that tooth loss not only impacts your smile but also your overall health and wellbeing. With removable Valplast partial dentures, your smile is complete again. Proper oral hygiene practices are necessary for all patients, especially those who wear partial dentures. Taking care of a partial denture by following good oral health habits keeps your mouth clean, preventing issues.
Tips to keep your partial dentures healthy
Caring for your partial denture appropriately keeps your mouth healthy. With proper care, the lifetime of your partial denture is extended. Improper handling can lead to problems. When you get your partial, your dentist will make sure it fits comfortably and will provide you with instructions on how to handle it.
Tips for Valplast denture care may include:
Handle your Valplast partial with care. It is delicate. Use care when cleaning and handling to avoid dropping it.
Clean it daily by brushing and rinsing it but do not use toothpaste. Toothpaste is abrasive. It can damage the partial and create microscopic scratches in which food and plaque can deposit. Rinse it after snacks and meals. Daily brushing with a soft-bristled brush helps remove food particles and prevents stains.
Use a denture cleaner. Brush and clean your partial with hand soap or a mild dishwashing liquid. Do not use household cleaners as they may be abrasive and cause damage.
Remove your partial before brushing your natural teeth. Brush and floss your teeth twice daily as usual but make sure you remove your partial first to avoid damaging it. Clean your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth to remove bacteria.
Store your partial properly. It needs to stay moist, so it does not lose its shape. Store it in water or a soaking solution as recommended by your dentist. Do not use hot water as it could warp the partial.
To learn more about Valplast dentures, proper dental care, and how to preserve your partial, contact our Tucson, AZ office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman DMD MPH. Call (520) 326-0082.
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