3 Benefits of Using a Denture Brush

3 Benefits of Using a Denture Brush

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Dentures (prostheses) are very common dental restorations that replace missing teeth. If you currently have dentures or are considering dentures to restore your smile and chewing capabilities, you’ll need to take excellent care of them. Caring for your dentures will ensure that you maintain good oral health and that your dentures last a long time. A denture brush is an invaluable tool in caring for your denture. Here are three benefits of using a denture brush.

1.Denture Brushes Have Bristles Specifically Designed for Dentures

Denture brushes are equipped with bristles that are both soft and effective. Specifically, they are effective at removing food particles and debris, without scratching the denture. Moreover, the bristles on a denture brush are specifically shaped to reach all of the crevices in a denture.

2.Dental Brushes are Shaped For Comfortable Cleaning

The ergonomic design of denture brushes typically includes a handle that is easier to grip than a normal toothbrush. This also offers greater control when cleaning the teeth. Because many seniors have dentures, the brushes are also designed for maximum comfort, to assist those who may have dexterity challenges.

3.Denture Brushes Have Two Unique Brush Heads

Denture brushes offer two different brush heads. The tapered head is used to thoroughly clean clips and other hard-to-reach areas. The flat brush head is excellent for cleaning smooth areas of the denture.

Best Practices for Maintaining Dentures

In addition to a denture brush, you can certainly use a regular soft-bristled toothbrush to clean the dentures. Likewise, a soft-bristled toothbrush should be used to clean your gums and tongue twice daily to maintain good gum health.  

Rinsing your mouth throughout the day is another essential for maintaining your dentures and your oral health. You should rinse your mouth with water first thing in the morning, after each meal, and before you go to sleep at night.

It is also crucial that you soak your dentures in water or a denture soak while you sleep at night.  Soaking your dentures accomplishes numerous goals. First, soaking helps to prevent the dentures from drying out, and therefore more likely to crack. Secondly, remember that dentures are often porous, and although regular brushing will remove much of the food and debris, soaking can penetrate the pores, and kill bacteria that could otherwise cause oral health problems.

Finally, soaking your dentures gives your gums a chance to rest from the stress of wearing a denture during the day  This can help alleviate any gum soreness that may develop. 

See Your Dentist Regularly to Maintain Your Dentures

Whether you have a fixed, removable, partial, or full denture, you should continue to see your dentist at least twice a year, or more frequently if prescribed by your dentist. Your dentist needs to examine your gums, tissues, and any remaining teeth at each appointment. Your remaining teeth also need to be cleaned.  In addition, you may also need your dentures adjusted from time to time to ensure a comfortable fit. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Dentures 

Will insurance cover dentures?

Dental insurance often offers coverage for dentures, but the portion of the cost they will cover varies from policy to policy. Check with your insurance company for specific details. At Metrowest Prosthodontics, we accept all credit cards, and low-interest,  third-party financing, including CareCredit and CitiHealth. 

How long will a partial denture last?

A partial denture may last 10 years or longer with excellent oral hygiene and regular dental care. 

Learn More About Dentures in Framingham, MA

If you’re considering a partial or full denture to restore your smile, schedule an appointment with the experts at Metrowest Prosthodontics. With six experienced, skillful, and friendly dentists, we are here to help you restore missing teeth, which can improve your quality of life, boost your self-confidence, and improve your oral health. Call 508-620-6622 or send us a message.