If you are about to become the proud wearer of dentures, you should learn all you can about keeping these false teeth in mint condition and making sure they continue to fit properly. This is especially true if you want to avoid paying for several sets of dentures through your lifetime. Here are some helpful hints to do just that.
Do Not Take Days off from Wearing Your Dentures
If you do not leave the house to go anywhere for several days, continue to wear your dentures as if you would. Your dentures are made to fit the shape of your gums at the time the dentures were initially fitted. When you take several days off from wearing your dentures, your gums begin to reshape themselves and even shrink. After some time, you would notice that your gums do not fit your dentures properly. Then you would have to have another set of dentures made to fit your gums that have naturally reshaped themselves and/or shrunk.
Keep Your Dentures in a Denture Cup to Avoid Breaking Your Dentures
People often place their dentures in a mug or other wide cup on their nightstands. While this does keep your choppers close at hand, it does not protect them against breakage when the cup is tipped over and the dentures fall to the floor where they may be stepped on in the morning. If your dentures are placed in a denture cup, there is a lid that snaps closed and prevents the dentures (and denture cleaner/water) from spilling out onto the floor at night. Subsequently, your dentures do not end up on the floor or accidentally broken under your feet in the morning.
Do Not Get into Physical Fights
Even septuagenarians can get into fist fights with neighbors. Regardless of your age, you should avoid physical fights so that your dentures are not damaged or knocked out of your mouth. A direct hit to your mouth can crack the upper denture palate in half or knock a fake tooth out. When the dentures are knocked out of your mouth, they can land on a hard surface, such as concrete, and break or chip when they hit the hard surface. If you are particularly aggressive and physical when you fight, you might want to find ways to tone it down or you will be paying for lots of new dentures in the future.
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