If you are going to be having oral surgery to remove all of your teeth, and you have decided to go with dentures to replace those teeth, then you want to prepare for life with those dentures. You'll need to do your part to take care of them so they last longer and fit you more comfortably. Get your bathroom set up in a way that makes it easy and efficient to care for them. Make sure you stop by the store and buy all the items you'll need to care for the dentures and experience the most comfort when you have them in. As someone new to dentures, you may not be fully aware of how to go about this, so this article will help to educate you on these matters.
The items you will need in order to properly care for dentures:
- Denture-cleaning paste
- A toothbrush
- A soaking tray with a tight-fitting cover
- Denture adhesive
The new setup for your bathroom
You'll need to take your dentures out each night in order to clean them. You'll also need to rinse them off again in the morning before you put them back in your mouth. You should clear off a space on your bathroom counter where you can keep your cleaning paste, toothbrush, and adhesive. This area should also be kept as clean as possible so you aren't putting bacteria in your mouth.
You will need to rinse your dentures off. Most people also use the bathroom sink for this. However, this puts your dentures at risk each time. There is the chance they will slip out of your hand and land in the bottom of the sink. This can lead to them breaking. Since dentures can be expensive to replace, and you'll be stuck without them until the repairs are done, you will want to avoid this at all costs. Keep a small and fluffy towel with your denture items. You can set it in the bottom of the sink and fill the sink with some water before you handle your dentures over the sink. This way, if you drop them, they will simply bounce and not get damaged.
If you are going to be keeping your dentures anywhere else at night, then you want to make sure the soaking case will be safe. Inside of your nightstand drawer would be a good place to put them for the night. This way, you know that the case won't accidentally get knocked over and damage the dentures.
Now that you know just what to do to prepare for life with dentures, you may feel at least a little bit more at ease when the time comes for you to go in for your oral surgery.
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