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If you have ever suffered an oral injury or accident or have had any other type of ailment that has led to missing teeth, various aspects of your mouth’s abilities could be hindered. Speech can be altered, eating can become more difficult, and tooth gaps can create safe harbors for dangerous bacteria and food particles to hide out in.

Our dentist at River Valley Dental can remedy your tooth loss with a set of complete or partial dentures to give you back the life you’ve lost. If you already have a set of dentures, it is imperative to give them the same care and attention as you would your normal teeth. Although the habits may change, your dentures can fail if you do not take care of them. Listed below are some helpful tips:

– Clean your dentures daily, but avoid using toothpaste, as it is too abrasive and can damage them. Always use dentist-approved denture cleaner or mild hand soaps.
– Dentures can crack and break if they dry out, so always soak them in a dentist-approved cleaning solution when not in use. Plain water can also be used as a substitute.
– Keep your mouth clean at all times, even when not wearing your dentures. Do not insert dirty dentures back into your mouth, and be sure to wash away any chemicals from your dentures if they were soaked in cleaning solution.

Don’t let an oral accident or missing teeth keep you from a great smile. Book an appointment with Dr. Bryce Hanson by calling us at 208-357-7611. Our office is located in Shelley, Idaho. We look forward to bringing back the great smile you desire.