Did you know:
69% of all adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one tooth
Twenty million people in the U.S. are missing all of their natural teeth
By the age of 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth
Though those statistics sound discouraging, more and more people are actually keeping more of their natural teeth as they age – and when they do lose teeth, their replacement options are improving dramatically.
Denture Care Tips
The Academy of General Dentistry has made the following denture care suggestions:
Avoid using boiling water to sterilize your denture, because hot water can cause the denture to lose its shape.
Wear your denture at night only for the first two weeks if your dentist has advised it.
Remove your denture at night for at least eight hours at a time to allow your gums to rest.
If you wear a partial denture, remove it before brushing your natural teeth.
When you’re not wearing the denture, soak it in denture cleanser or water.
To avoid misplacing your denture, store it in the same place after removal.
If you have any questions or concerns about your denture, or you need a denture reline or repair, please call Clinton Township dental office.