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Do you have missing teeth? Sometimes, when you have missing teeth, the skin and tissues of you face start to sag. This not only makes you look much older, but it can be difficult to chew and to speak. Luckily, dentures do a great job of filling in the gaps in your teeth and filling out your face shape.

There are two kinds of dentures, partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures fill in one or more missing teeth in a row and attach to the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth, and suction to the roof of the mouth. Both dental appliances replace teeth and offer natural-looking results.

It is important to talk to your dentist about specific care instructions for your dentures, based on your personal oral health. But for now, here are some general guidelines to get you started:

Rinse your dentures off before brushing them, to remove any loose food or other debris. Then, brush your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner specifically for denture cleaning. When you are not wearing your dentures, keep them stored completely in water to prevent them from warping.

It is vital to your continued oral health that you maintain impeccable oral hygiene routines. Brush your gums, tongue, cheeks, and the roof of your mouth before putting in your dentures for the day, and before you go to bed. This helps stimulate tissues, as well as prevent halitosis and plaque build up.

Remember to schedule regular dental visits to make sure your dentures continue to fit properly. to schedule an appointment in Peoria, Arizona, call Ventana Family Dentistry at 623-566-1200. Dr. Craig Thompson and our team look forward to seeing you!