Life is for living and natural, spontaneous expression is something we all take for granted. But if you’re new to wearing dentures, your confidence may be understandably disrupted. It’s a natural reaction, however, as you become more accustomed to your dentures, your confidence will grow, and you’ll soon forget you’re wearing them.
Here are five essential Fixodent dental care tips for natural-looking dentures, improve the confidence you have in them and bring back your natural winning smile.
Dentures, for most wearers, are not a negative experience, as they will actually improve their lives. There are many positives including the way you look and the way you act. Natural-looking dentures can significantly improve your smile, facial appearance and self-confidence. Perfect fitting dentures are also capable of correcting certain pronunciation problems previously caused by missing teeth. Add to that the ability to tackle chewy foods again and it’s easy to see how new dentures can boost your self-esteem. So it really pays to be positive and persevere, they will adjust in time.
Don’t use too much Fixodent denture adhesive
One of the most important denture care tips is to ensure you achieve a comfortable fit and a firm grip by using Fixodent denture adhesive. Applying an adhesive should give you a more secure grip and cushion your gums from the pressure of your dentures, especially for your lower denture. If your dentures are relatively old or feel like they are ill-fitting, do not expect applying more Fixodent adhesive to your dentures to give you the perfect fit. Your dentures are likely to need professional adjustment by your dentist to improve their comfort and fit, so book an appointment as soon as you suspect that is the case.
Apply Fixodent to help prevent bad breath
Oral hygiene and bad breath are highly sensitive issues for many denture wearers. The main reason is that dentures can actually interfere with the mouth’s natural cleaning process. Saliva helps manage bacteria levels and remove food particles in your mouth, however dentures can prevent saliva from reaching and cleansing these areas. Fixodent Dual Protection’s antibacterial properties not only boost saliva’s natural cleaning action, it also creates a fine unbroken seal along your dentures that prevents tiny food particles from getting trapped. The result is more comfortable dentures and fresher breath. So make using minty-tasting Fixodent denture adhesive as important as toothpaste in your daily oral hygiene routine.
Always clean with a soft or ultra-soft toothbrush
Natural-looking dentures are just as demanding as teeth in terms of dental care. However, the advantage dentures have over natural teeth is the fact that you can remove them from your mouth and soak them overnight in a denture cleansing solution to get them sparkling clean. Your gums however should be cleaned at the end of each day using a soft or ultra-soft bristled toothbrush. Gently massage your gum tissues to remove any food particles and any film. Then to finish and freshen, try rinsing your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash.
Have regular check-ups at your dentist
Dentures are fairly robust and hardwearing; however, don’t be under the illusion that they are indestructible. They can be highly prone to warping if left in hot water, also your gum tissues can change shape over time. Whilst dentures themselves do not decay like natural teeth, your gums can still be susceptible to periodontal disease. Your tongue and the tissues that line your oral cavity, plus your upper and lower jaws may also be affected by other conditions. We recommend that you schedule regular appointments with your dentist to routinely check the condition and fit of your dentures and oral tissues.
It is also an opportunity to check for oral cancer.