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Knowing How To Ensure Your Dentures Last

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Just because you already have dentures does not mean that you don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to maintaining your replacement teeth and overall oral health. If you’d like some professional assistance in learning how to properly care for your dentures and your mouth, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 for a consultation today.

Because every patient’s smile is just about as unique as their fingerprints, we offer a wide range of dental services at our South Bend, IN dentist office. If you need to replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw or both for a full-mouth reconstruction, we have some custom options for dentures that will suit your function needs and your smile goals.

To help you determine just what denture treatment you want to get, we will review your options with you and answer any inquiries that may be rattling around in your head. We want to help you reclaim your sense of agency when it comes to your appearance and chewing power. If you’ve lost many or even all of your teeth, we can provide dentures that will help you:

  • Regain your ability to comfortably chew your favorite crunchy or chewy foods, like crisp apples and juicy steaks
  • Feel more confident about your smile when you’re taking group portraits like family photos for the holidays
  • Chew up your food more thoroughly so you can digest it better and improve your overall health as well
  • Look younger for longer since you’ll have a full set of teeth that look very healthy and also gorgeous

Unlike many other dental offices that don’t open until 9:00 a.m., we open at 8:00 a.m. three days a week so you can get your dental appointment done earlier. We also stay late until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays if an evening visit works better for you.

For your convenience and financial peace of mind, we accept a variety of payment options. We even offer our own in-house financing options so you can create a payment schedule that suits your particular situation.

Learn How To Keep Your Dentures In Great Shape

Because dentures are a set of fake teeth, you may have the misconception that they do not require much active care. But if you’ve ever had dentures or know someone who has, then you are aware of just how much special treatment they require.

Unless you have certain types of dentures – like ones that are held in place by dental implants – your dentures will need to be removed at night and placed in a special denture cleanser. This will not only clean your dentures, it will also help keep them moist like they are supposed to be.

When you remove your dentures, before you start soaking them for the night, you should use a special denture brush to clean away any debris and also remove any denture adhesive that is still on the base of your replacement teeth. You should also rinse them thoroughly in cool water. (Hot water can cause your denture base to warp, so be careful about water temperature.)

Before reapplying denture adhesive and putting your dentures back in, you should also brush them and rinse them thoroughly. This is to ensure there is not any residual cleanser or old adhesive on your dentures that may cause gum irritation or other oral health problems.

Because dentures are actually pretty fragile if dropped, you should also put a soft towel down on your sink and maybe fill the basin with water as well. This way, if you drop your dentures, they’ll have a more forgiving landing and be less likely to break.

You should also clean your gums and the rest of your mouth using a soft-bristled toothbrush and an ADA-approved toothpaste.

Even if you have replaced all of your teeth with dentures, you’ll still need to maintain regular dental cleanings and exams. We will check the health of your gums and soft tissue and also evaluate how your dentures are holding up. If necessary, we can adjust the fit of your dentures so that they will perform properly and feel comfortable.

Regain a beautiful and healthy set of chompers and learn how to keep them that way by calling Tulip Tree Dental at 574-208-5668 to book a consultation for our dentures options. You can also swing by our conveniently located South Bend, IN dentist office in person or use our handy online form to schedule or ask a friendly team member questions.

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