Gambrills, MD patients seek dental health care maintenance for dentures
As we age, our dental health care becomes even more important. With an estimated 75% of adults ages 60 and older only having a portion of their original teeth, oral and overall oral health is are gaining attention. Issues such as gum disease, diabetes, and heart disease can contribute to poor oral health and tooth loss.
Dentures for tooth loss
Once teeth have been lost, dentures are an option for replacement. Located in Gambrills, MD, Dr. Bingham-Lester offers full, partial, and immediate dentures for patients who have lost teeth. The type of dentures used depends on each patient’s needs, health history, and budget. Following conservative dentistry practices, we prefer to maintain the natural teeth for as long as possible. Your teeth stimulate bone structure keeping your oral cavity healthy. Transitional dentures may be recommended to retain the natural teeth with the option of adding to the denture as needed.
Preventing denture problems
Regardless which dentures you may have, it is important to take care of your dental device to prevent problems. Properly fitting dentures help avoid issues. Assuming your dentures fit properly, it is important for everyone to follow good oral hygiene habits to keep the mouth clean and healthy. Having a healthy mouth and gums helps to prevent dental issues from arising.
Caring for your dentures appropriately is important. Improper handling can lead to problems or can damage your dentures. Here are some tips for proper denture care:
- Do not sleep with your dentures in unless your dentist instructs you to do so.
- Handle your dentures carefully as they are delicate.
- Clean your dentures every day.
- Clean and massage your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth daily.
- Store your dentures properly.
If you encounter issues with your dentures, contact your dentist right away to address the problem before it escalates causing additional pain or irritation. To learn more about denture options, proper dental care, and how to preserve your dentures, contact Bingham-Lester Dentistry. 410-885-6522