A big complaint from prospective denture wearers is having to clean and take care of the new appliance. Although taking care of dentures may seem like a daunting and tedious task, it’s actually quite simple when you are prepared and build it into your daily routine. If you feel concerned about keeping up with your oral hygiene while wearing dentures, implementing the following tips will help you feel less overwhelmed and more confident.
Here are three denture care tips for your busy life:
1. Make a small travel kit:
Keep a small travel kit with you at all times. You can easily have this in your car’s storage compartment or in your travel bag. The kit should include a soft-bristled toothbrush, floss, a small bottle of water for rinsing, a small amount of any solution or cleaning product recommended by your dentist, and a clean handkerchief to wipe the dentures clean.
2. Have a denture-cleaning station set up in your bathroom:
When you are getting ready for bed, make sure that you have everything you need easily available. It’s a good idea to have a “station” set up in your bathroom with all materials ready to go!
3. Traveling to a new place:
When visiting a new area, either a big city or a remote location, make sure that you know where the nearest drug store is so that you can pick up any essentials should you forget to bring them or run out. Keep your travel kit well stocked for longer vacations!
Living with dentures should not have a negative effect on your life or cause any unnecessary stress. Taking care of them can quickly become an easy routine—just give yourself time to adjust.