Though there are no longer any teeth for denture wearers to take care of, their gum tissue still requires some attention. A good fitting denture and the proper care routine will keep your gums healthy. However, there are some things that can cause your denture to damage your gums, so be sure that you’re using good practices.
A new denture may rub your gum too hard in certain areas. Over a few days, this can cause an ulcer to pop up. Any sore places from a new denture should be adjusted by the staff of Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists so that it fits more appropriately for everyday wear.
Loose dentures can cause the same friction-like ulcer that a new appliance does. Over time our gum tissue shrinks. When this begins to happen, Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists can reline the inside of your denture with new acrylic to make it fit snug again.
Wearing Dentures While You Sleep
Give your gums a chance to rest from all the pressure of wearing a denture. Also, allowing them to breathe and take in some oxygen will help keep your gums healthy. Denture wearers that never remove their appliances are more likely to have red, inflamed tissues.
Cleaning Your Denture and Gums
Before going to bed, scrub your denture well with a denture brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Let the denture sit in a denture cleaning solution while you sleep. Also, use your toothbrush and toothpaste to brush all areas of your gum tissue. You can follow up with a non-alcohol containing mouthwash if you wish. In the morning, rinse your mouth and your denture before putting it back in.
Help with Your Denture
If your gums have been suffering from an ill-fitting denture, Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists can help. Give our Woodstock or Atlanta office a call today!