August 13, 2007
Health Tip: Problems With Your Dentures?
Suggestions on how to take care of them
(HealthDay News) -- Dentures must be properly fitted and cared for to prevent dental problems, discomfort and the need for repair.
Here are suggestions on caring for your dentures, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
- Don't use toothpicks on your dentures.
- After eating, thoroughly clean your dentures with plain soap and lukewarm water.
- Keep your gums in good health with daily massaging, rest from your dentures, and a salt water rinse.
- For dentures that don't fit perfectly, try a denture adhesive. If you still have discomfort, see your dentist.