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Proper denture care is essential for maintaining oral health, ensuring comfort, and preserving the longevity of your dentures.

Whether you're new to wearing dentures or have been using them for a while, understanding the dos and don'ts of denture care is crucial.

In this guide, we'll explore the key practices that will help you keep your dentures in excellent condition and avoid common pitfalls. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy a confident and trouble-free experience with your dentures, ensuring they continue to provide the function and appearance you desire.

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Remove and rinse your dentures after eating Put dentures back in your mouth without rinsing, especially when using a denture-soaking solution
Soak in approved denture cleaners, such as Polident or Efferdent Soak in mouthwash — this may cause discoloration to the teeth
Brush your dentures AT LEAST once daily, twice if you can. Use room temperature water, a soft-bristled brush, and denture cleaning solution Scrub with toothpaste or other abrasive materials or chemicals. NEVER boil to cleanse — hot water can warp the material, causing permanent damage
Handle with care — dentures can break easily if dropped! Superglue broken pieces together — this may make a simple repair more complex and costly
Take your denture/partial out at night and STORE THEM IN THEIR CASE Put dentures in pockets, on nightstands, or in a paper towel. They may get lost or damaged
Bring your denture/partial to every dentalappointment Skip your annual dental exam EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO TEETH! Your oral health still needs regular evaluation
Call Light Dental Studios if your dentures are causing discomfort, are loose/falling out, or if they appear broken/worn. Our doctors and in-house lab can help the fastest Ignore your own questions, concerns, or emergency repair needs. We want to help you identify problems with appliances before they become expensive

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Do I need a referral from my regular dentist to access in-house specialty services at Light Dental Studios?
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What are the advantages of choosing in-house specialty services at Light Dental Studios over external providers?
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What is Dental Sleep Medicine, and how can it benefit me?
Dental Sleep Medicine specializes in treating sleep-related breathing disorders like sleep apnea. It offers solutions to help you achieve better sleep, improved health, and increased quality of life.
How does Light Dental Studios' in-house denture lab enhance my denture experience?
Our in-house denture lab ensures faster turnaround times for fittings, adjustments, and repairs, providing you with well-fitting, comfortable dentures without lengthy wait times.
What orthodontic treatments and braces options are available at Light Dental Studios?
We offer a range of orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces and clear aligners, such as Invisalign, to address alignment issues and create a straight, healthy smile.
What services are provided by Light Dental Studios' Implants and Periodontics specialists?
Our periodontists offer dental implant procedures to address tooth loss and provide periodontal treatments to manage gum disease, ensuring optimal oral health.
What types of oral and maxillofacial surgeries are performed at Light Dental Studios?
Our oral surgeons perform a variety of procedures, including tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, corrective jaw surgeries, and more, to address dental and facial concerns.
Is Dental Sleep Medicine covered by dental insurance, and what about other in-house specialties?
Coverage varies by insurance plans. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage for each specialty.
How do I know if I have a sleep-related breathing disorder like sleep apnea?
Common symptoms include loud snoring, frequent waking during the night, excessive daytime sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating. A sleep study or consultation with our Dental Sleep Medicine specialist can provide a definitive diagnosis.

Disclaimer: Please note that the provided information above is based on general knowledge, and it's always recommended to consult with our doctors for personalized advice and recommendations regarding your or your child's specific dental needs and conditions. For any questions or concerns, please call our office.


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