Since when I was small before bedtime I always see my mom and dad would brush their dentures with the ordinary toothbrush and toothpaste. After that they will soak their dentures in a plain glass of water overnight.
Every time I brush and seeing their dentures made me afraid to lose my teeth in an earlier age. Every year I go to the dentist for my yearly cleaning and if I need some preventive or restorative treatment would affect my mouth and teeth.
The idea of taking care of dentures takes of lots of responsibilities. If your going to neglect in taking care of your dentures would result of you going back to the dentist for new dentures or other common problems. Brush and soaking in not enough in taking care of dentures.
During the event that I attended I never knew that with improper fitting of dentures would result to malnutrition. The only thing I know about dentures is about cleaning it.
Dr. Nunez has discussed in the event called “A Healthy Life in Every Bite” in cooperation of GlaxoSmithKline the maker of Polident and dental experts in ways in taking care of your dentures. Using Polident cleaners are best in cleaning dentures. Also using Polident denture adhesive cream and powder for proper fitting of dentures. Dr. Nunez sited the importance of these products who has dentures and often neglected often.
These are the some reasons why cleaning of dentures is so important?
Cleaning your dentures every day is necessary for:
- preventing bacterial plaque buildup that can cause odor and gum irritation
- preventing daily stains
- controlling denture odor
- improving denture appearance
- maintaining good oral health
Cleaning your denture with Polident, as part of a daily oral health routine, helps give to good oral health.
Dentures are made of acrylic. The denture acrylic is much softer than your natural teeth, so:
- Do not use ordinary toothpaste on your dentures. Ordinary toothpaste often contains abrasives. These abrasives are ideal for cleaning your natural teeth but scratch dentures. These scratches become places where bacteria can attach and grow, and bacteria can lead to denture odor.
- Use a soft denture brush or soft toothbrush. Unlike toothpaste, Polident is non-abrasive.
Instead of ordinary toothpaste, soak daily with Polident® and brush afterwards with the Polident® solution. Polident unique formula is proven to kill 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria. Plus more key microorganisms found on dentures than leading regular toothpastes.* Cleaning your denture with Polident, as part of a daily oral health routine, helps contribute to good oral health.
I hope that with Polident of GlaxoSmithKline and Philippine Dental Health would extend in promoting proper care for denture wearers. Now knowing this information I already shared with my mom and dad now they are much interested about using Polident.