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Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

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How often should I change my dentures? How often should I get a reline?

The bone under missing teeth continually changes it structure and constantly deteriorates. As a result dentures become loose and ill fitting. Dentures should be relined every 2-3 years and should be replaced every 5-7 years to maintain optimal oral health.

What are some common denture problems and the associated health risks?

Some common problems include worn out teeth, over closure (collapsed facial expression), cracks, discolouration, and lack of retention. If these problems are neglected it can lead to serious TMJ problems, headaches, backaches, and changes in weight.

Should I sleep with my dentures in my mouth?

If you do not clench or grind your teeth at night it is recommended that you sleep with your dentures out. This allows the blood a chance to circulate through the gums freely. Store the denture in water or in a commercially available cleaning solution in a covered container. Change the water or solution daily and be sure to wash the container.

How often should I clean my dentures?

Your dentures need to be cleaned thoroughly daily to maintain a healthy, comfortable and attractive smile. Clean your dentures especially after meals and at night with a specially designed denture brush and proper cleaning solution. The tissues in your mouth also need to be massaged in order to clear away debris. This massaging will also help to maintain proper circulation in your gums.

Should I use denture adhesive? If so, how much?

Adhesives can be useful in keeping dentures in place, especially when jawbones have shrunk. However, adhesives should not be used to compensate for poorly fitting dentures. If you are using more than three tiny spots of paste you are using too much and your denture health is at stake. If this is the case it may be time for a reline or a new set to improve the fit of your denture. Regular visits to the denturist are just as important to denture wearers as they are for people with natural teeth to see their dentist.

 

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Denture Cottage - East
#3 – 421 Ludlow St.
Saskatoon, SK S7S 1P3

phone: (306) 477-GUMS (4867)
fax: (306) 668-GUMS (4867)

Email: smile@denturecottage.com

Business Hours
Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Evenings available upon request

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3014 Arlington Ave. (Eastview Mall)
Saskatoon, SK S7J 2J9
phone: (306) 373-GUMS (4867)
fax: (306) 374-GUMS (4867)

Email: smile@denturecottage.com

Business Hours
Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Evenings available upon request

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