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As time goes on, teeth can wear down. In addition, numerous dental hazards and oral health risks can occur in your life that could severely impair your teeth and gums. In some instances, this can lead to a downturn in your mouth and potentially cause tooth loss. If you have lost any teeth, it’s important to make sure they are repaired and replaced with a tooth replacement system such as dentures.

To ensure your smile has the best chance for oral health care success, all missing and lost teeth need to be accounted for. This includes restoring and replacing them as soon as possible. If you do not, the voids left behind can become havens for plaque buildup and various forms of bacteria. This area is often difficult to reach with brushing and flossing alone, so it can contribute to an increase in tooth decay. Not only that, but gum destabilization, tooth slippage, a weakened jawbone, and a sunken in facial structure can also arise if missing teeth are not replaced soon enough.

When caring for your dentures, it is important to make sure that they are always clean. To avoid contamination, make sure you take them out every day and soak them in a denture cleaning solution. However, before inserting them back into your mouth, make sure you brush out your gums and tongue as well as the rest of your inner mouth and rinse off the solution from your dentures. Furthermore, never set them aside as they can easily dry out and crack. Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials on your dentures such as hot water, bleach, or teeth whiteners. In addition, be very careful inhaling them as they are extremely fragile and can easily break if you drop them.

Are you still interested in dentures? With dentures and the skilled expertise of our team at Toluca Dental Care, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. Dr. Nilesh Pema and our team can be reached by calling us at 818-760-9912 to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dentist office in Toluca Lake, California.