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Cleaning dentures

Dentures are indispensable when we reach a certain age, and economically they can be a significant expense. Therefore it is essential to take special care with them so that they last us a long time and adapt to our mouths as the first day. For this there are special fixators and cleaners for prosthetics that will help us to have a perfect smile and good comfort.

Denture hygiene

If you've just had a prosthesis, there's a period of adaptation. During the integration process, mucous membrane lesions can occur that can cause pain, speech difficulty and reduced chewing force. In addition, if a prosthesis is not properly adjusted, it can cause food debris to be held between the gums and the prosthesis, creating bad breath and comfort problems. To avoid this, you must use fixing creams or pads that correctly secure the prosthesis. In the GT pharmacy we have a great variety so you can choose the one that best suits you.

If after the days of adaptation you notice that your prosthesis does not adapt well or causes damage, it is advisable to turn to the technician to retouch it, since a denture should not cause pain.

Cleaning and preserving dentures

For a denture to last, daily and judgmental care is necessary, having to perform a series of habits so that both the denture and the mouth are in perfect condition, since a dirty and deteriorated prosthesis can lead to infections and gum wounds. To do this, a number of procedures must be followed:

  • Clean the mucosa that covers the denture twice daily using a special prosthesis brush, as a normal brush can be very hard and spoil them in the long term. It is important to thoroughly wash the edges and nooks and crannies of prostheses, as plaque can accumulate in these places and produce bad breath and stones.
  • Removing the prosthesis every night is essential to remove plaque from the prosthesis and so that the mucosa and oral tissues do not suffer, since being something exogenous to our body, it is necessary to remove them frequently.
  • Wash the denture every night with effervescent cleansing tablets, which remove bacterial plaque. Putting them only in water or poor quality products will only result in a reduction in the duration of the prosthesis and produce bad breath, and even infections.
  • Use special collusions for dentures, which prevent fungal infections and stomatitis caused by dentures.