If you have problem teeth or missing teeth, wearing mini dental implants can improve your smile and confidence. To maintain good oral health when wearing dentures, here are some tips you’ll need to follow.
Clean them regularly
You should clean your dental implants daily to keep them in shape. Regular cleaning also prevents odor-causing bacteria from accumulating on your dentures. Don’t use common cleaning agents or toothpaste. Instead, use a soft towel with sink water and rinse them under warm water.
Brush your gums and tongue daily
Whether you’re wearing mini dental implants or not, brushing your tongue and gums is vital for maintaining good oral health. Make sure you clean your tongue and gums daily to remove bacteria that can cause gum disease. Unlike when you brush your natural teeth, brushing your tongue and gums while wearing dentures requires you to use a brush with soft bristles.
Avoid wearing them while sleeping
There is no problem wearing your dentures at night, but it’s a good idea to remove them before you go to bed. Removing them gives your jaws and gums a chance to relax. Wearing your dentures 24 hours a day can also alter the shape of your mouth.
Store them under warm water
Since these devices are a significant investment for your oral health, it’s essential to keep them wet. You should store them in warm water at night or whenever you’re not using them. Storing them in warm water prevent your false teeth from drying out or losing their shape.
Avoid shouting or loud talking
Wearing these devices also requires you to change your talking habits. It’s a good idea to avoid shouting or when you are wearing them for the first time. These devices consist of sensitive materials which can easily break. Speaking slowly, therefore, prevents your dentures from falling from the gums or getting loose.
Get in touch with us today
Fixing or removing mini dental implants does not hurt. If you are interested in wearing them for any reason or want to talk about more tips, feel free to contact our experts at Westmoreland Dental Group to schedule your initial consultation. We will be proud to help you get your smile back.