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We won’t lie: false teeth can take a lot of effort. However, the benefits really are worth it. Here are a few tips on caring for dentures.

Once you’ve received dentures, you’ll be able to speak correctly and chew food again, and your smile will be full again. To preserve your regained oral health, make sure to retain the integrity of your dentures and take a few other dental hygiene precautions every day. Of course, it’s imperative that you remember to flush your dentures with clean water after eating with them. Handle them gently to foil bending, chipping or breaking them. And before and after sporting the false teeth, make sure to use a toothbrush or some dental gauze to clean out your mouth.

Preventing tooth loss can help you save your smile, preserve your capability to speak and chew properly and avoid the need for false teeth. There are some small steps you can follow to keep your pearly whites strong, and the tiny effort necessary to do them will do a world of good for your dental health. First, make sure you are brushing your teeth twice a day. Second, floss at least once daily. Finally, make sure to see our office for a checkup at least once every half of a year. Together, these steps will keep your oral cavity healthy and your smile shining brightly.

Dial 503.370.7651 to set up your visit at the Salem, Oregon, Riverfront Dental LLC practice with Dr. Scott Howe.