Oral Health Recaps: Dentures

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When assessing your oral health care, it is important to seek out any ailments or downturns in your oral health that you may be suffering from and look for new ways to improve your teeth and gums. Furthermore, it is essential to make sure that you have a complete smile. Even a missing tooth in the wrong area can cause several ailments including impaired speech, chewing abilities, a weakened jawbone, a sunken in facial structure, tooth slippage, tooth decay and gum destabilization. With all the oral health risks of missing teeth, it’s best to replace them with a highly reliable treatment such as dentures.

Through the use of dentures, you can replace as little as a single tooth or as many as entire rows of teeth. Dentures can be crafted for your exact total health care needs and are designed to be removable for easy cleaning. When seeking additional ways to clean your dentures, always speak with their dentist about product recommendations and suggestions for your denture-cleaning solutions. Remember that any solutions you may use on your dentures need to be washed off before inserting them back into your mouth.

Always exercise caution when handling your dentures as they are extremely fragile and prone to breakage. If you drop them, they will probably shatter so you’ll need to bring them into your dentist repairs. Never try to fix your dentures yourself, or you could end up with further oral health risks including potential oral accidents and injuries later on. Also, remember to never leave your dentures sitting out, as they can easily dry out and crack. For an additional level of protection, never use overly abrasive products on them that can wear them down. This includes bleach or teeth whiteners.

For more information concerning dentures or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Letitia M. Williams and the rest of our team, please contact us at our dentist office in Union Springs, Alabama, by calling 334.377.3778. Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC looks forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.