There are certain things that come with aging that are nearly impossible to avoid. While dental care is a little bit easier to manage than physical shape and diet, it’s still a very common thing for people aging to need dentures. Even though we’ve all got a fairly basic understanding of what dentures are, how they work and why we get them, but sometimes we are entirely unaware of what dentures are all about. As your trusted dentist, we want to ensure that you are entirely aware of everything comes with dentures and what to expect in the event that you need them. So, in an attempt to provide you with the information you need, we have listed off a few of the things that we believe every individual ought to know if they’re considering dentures.
Don’t Let Germs Be A Major Concern
Even while dentures aren’t real teeth, they still collect germs and bacteria just as well, if not better, than your natural teeth do. While brushing can definitely minimize the amount of germs, plaque, and bacteria that build up, there’s still a chance of it becoming a greater issue, if this isn’t cared for. If you’re nervous about the chances of germs becoming an issue, rest assured that a solid overnight soaking can kill relatively 99.9 percent of bacteria build up. This, of course, is the case only when using the correct cleaning products and following all cleaning procedures.
Dirty Dentures Do Still Pose Problems
While you shouldn’t let the fact that germs can build up deter you from choosing to get dentures, not caring for them properly can have a greater affect on you and your oral health. For instance, individuals who naturally have a dry mouth could be at risk for greater health issues if their dentures are contaminated. The reason that this is such a big issue is that saliva is able to break down the bacterias that build up in our mouth, and with a dry mouth condition, chances of dentures being well enough to not pose issues lies heavily on the individual wearing them.
We’re only getting started on the things that you need to be aware of with dentures. Make sure to keep up with our blog coming out in the next couple of days to learn a few other things about dentures that truly need to be understood before deciding to get dentures. And, as always, for any further questions, ask your dentist. Dr. Trainor is more than happy to provide you with a consultation.