Maintaining your Dentures
Plaque is an invisible bacterial film that forms gradually, not only on natural teeth, but on dentures as well. Once it hardens, plaque turns into calculus, which is an open invitation to bacteria, irritations, gum disease, digestive problems, bacterial stomatitis, to name but a few of the harmful consequences of inadequate denture hygiene. To maintain your oral health, maximize your comfort and meet your aesthetic requirements, here is some timely advice from your denturist on the regular maintenance of partial and complete dentures, as well as overdentures on implants.
An acrylic surface that has been scratched by an abrasive substance easily absorbs saliva, which carries food particles that cause stains. The result: denture maintenance is much more difficult. It is also recommended that you gently brush your tongue, gums and the roof of your mouth with a moistened, soft-bristle brush. This daily one-minute massage stimulates your circulation and tones your gum tissue, while ridding your mouth of bacteria. Tips: Always brush your denture over a sinkful of water, or over a sink lined with a facecloth or towel. This way, if you happen to drop your denture, the impact will be considerably lessened. The ideal denture brush has soft bristles and can reach every crevice in your denture. For cleaning, a gel, a non-abrasive paste or a mild soap are all appropriate. After every meal, gently brush your denture over its entire surface, paying special attention to the interproximal space and to the areas that come in contact with your gums. Brushing too vigorously, using an abrasive paste, or a brush with hard bristles each bring their own problems. The dulling of your artificial teeth, premature wear and tear of your dentures, or thinning of the acrylic lining which affects the fit of your dentures.
The denture you are wearing was made and adjusted to fit your mouth at a particular time in your life. With the passing years, your mouth changes considerably, even as your dentures wear out. This is why we recommend that you have the fit of your denture checked every year, to ensure its continued effectiveness and aesthetic appearance, as well as your greater well-being. Polishing is a professional technique employed by our clinic to make your denture look like new. Using specialized buffing tools, your denturist restores the glossy surface finish of your denture, while eliminating the tough stains that elude regular maintenance. An economical step that takes just a few minutes, polishing is recommended once or twice a year, as needed.


Gisela Z. Scarborough On
A year before coming to Bite-Rite Denture Clinic I was at another denturist. I had an upper and lower denture made and after many adjustments I was very unhappy and dissatisfied. My friend recommended that I visit Mr. Levi at Bite-Rite so I called and set up an appointment for a free consultation. I explained my unfortunate experience to Mr. Levi and explained that I wanted bigger teeth that were nicer. Mr. Levi assured me that new Premium dentures can be made to my liking. I now wear a new upper and lower with bigger and nicer teeth, they are very natural. They are comfortable and I did not even need an adjustment. I am very happy and satisfied and would recommend anyone to come to the Bite-Rite denture clinic.
Marcia G.
Thanks Menashe for the great job you did on my new dentures. They are working fine. I have not had one bit of trouble with them.
Thanks again
Margret S.
Mr. Menashe Levi of bite-Rite Denture Clinic provided me with a new upper and lower including some lower hardware for dental implants. My dentures are anchored to two implants. I needed only one revisit for fine trimming and I am now a proud of my pain-free, well-fitting and goo-looking implanted dentures.
I can eat again!
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