National surveys report that over 84% of American denture-wearers do not follow an effective daily denture hygiene routine. Are you taking care of your dentures wrong?
Cleaning dentures with a soak solution is only half of the daily hygiene routine that the American Dental Association recommends for denture-wearers. Although it is often overlooked, cleaning your mouth at least twice a day is equally as important as cleaning your denture when it comes to protecting your health and comfort. This is because pathogens, food debris, plaque and biofilm accumulate in the mouth, often resulting in serious health issues for denture-wearers. In this blog, we’ll show you the best way to add this simple, yet essential step that most people are missing from their daily denture care routine.
Inadequate denture cleaning may lead to Stomatitis. Stomatitis causes redness, swelling, and tenderness in the mouth. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Denture stomatitis can be caused by poor oral hygiene and the best way to prevent it is to practice excellent oral hygiene.”
Neglecting to clean the inside of your mouth and gums can have severe consequences, especially for the senior demographic. Pneumonia stands as the leading cause of death among the senior population, and poor oral hygiene is a contributing factor. The National Institute of Health recently conducted a study and found that removable dentures are found to be a risk predictor for pneumonia among the geriatric population.
Dr. Lorin Berland spared no expense when it came to the creation of his unique denture toothpaste, Cleanadent Paste. After 45 years of listening to his patients' needs, Dr. B set out to create the perfect solution that cleans and moisturizes the inside of the mouth, patient’s gums, and easily cleans dentures. The paste contains natural ingredients such as aloe vera, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and Vitamins A, D & E. The paste is most effective when paired with the Denture & Mouth Toothbrush, a revolutionary brush made of extra soft bristles, a dual sided head for grooves and hard to reach spaces, and an ergonomic grip that perfectly fits contours of the hand for comfort and stability.
To clean dentures: Add Cleanadent Paste or a denture safe toothpaste to an extra soft toothbrush, clean your dentures over a sink full of water, brush all surfaces of the denture well, and rinse denture thoroughly with water.
To clean the mouth: Remove dentures, rinse mouth with water, add Cleanadent Paste or a denture safe toothpaste to an extra soft toothbrush, gently brush the gums and tongue. Rinse mouth thoroughly with water and do not swallow paste.
Using the brush and paste twice a day is crucial. While many people conscientiously remove their dentures for cleaning at the end of the day, it's unfortunate that a significant number of denture wearers may not be aware of the necessity to also clean and rinse the inside of their mouth. By incorporating this simple practice into your daily routine – brushing the inside of your mouth and gums twice a day as well as your dentures – you'll experience an improvement in your quality of life, health protection, and an overall boost in confidence.