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The holidays are upon us! Soon, we’ll all be enjoying favorite dishes with family and friends. Most of us will be enjoying dishes or drinks we only treat ourselves to once a year.

To avoid unwanted denture stains this holiday season, take these simple, extra steps.

Holiday Foods That Stain Your Dentures

Dentures are semi-porous appliances that are more prone to stain and discolor than natural teeth or porcelain. Be aware that certain foods or beverages could stain your dentures, especially if you’re not used to eating them frequently. Some of the things you’ll want to consider are berries that might stain a white shirt. Such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Instead, consider fruits like pineapple, pears, and grapes. Also be wary of dark dyes and artificial colors. Oh… those dark green icing cupcakes look good…but try to resist the urge!

Even drinking hot chocolate on cold nights and red wine with dinner can be hard on your dentures. Indulge occasionally, rinse with water immediately afterward, or substitute red with white wine.

Cleaning Your Dentures

Similar to brushing natural teeth, your dentures do need tender loving care each day.

  • After Eating run water over your dentures to remove food debris and dark liquid residue.
  • Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush on your tongue, gums, and cheeks stimulates circulation for a healthy mouth.
  • Brush your dentures daily using a denture cleaner and soft-bristled brush. Don’t forget to clean the grooves that fit against your gums to remove any adhesive.
  • Soak your dentures overnight to keep them moist and clean. Place the dentures in water with a mild denture-soaking solution to help remove buildup, then rinse and brush them the next morning.

Denture wearers need checkups too! Contact Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists in Woodstock today to schedule.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Denture & Implant Specialist

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