Do you have hybrid dentures? You definitely want to take care of them so they’ll last a lifetime. Your oral hygiene habits can make all the difference to the longevity of your hybrid dentures, as can your diet and personal habits. Learning how to care for them properly is essential.
First and foremost, you’ll need to remember to brush and floss. Brush twice daily, at minimum, and floss once, preferably just before bed. Never sleep with a dirty mouth! You’ll just allow bacteria to grow that could lead to implant failure down the line. See your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
Do not use tobacco products or smoke. Dipping and smoking are extremely bad for your teeth and for your overall oral and physical health. Hybrid denture wearers who smoke can have complications such as gum inflammation, redness, gum disease and poor bone health, all issues directly linked to smoking. You need to stop smoking. Talk to your dentist if you’re trying to quit and need help.
Eat healthily and well to ensure that you’re receiving proper nutrition to build optimum teeth and bones. Protect your mouth by keeping your mind and body fit.
Keep feeding your bones with calcium and vitamin D supplements. Your bone density depends upon your heath and consumption of these two vital supplements. Female patients over the age of sixty-five are especially encouraged to take these supplements to maintain optimal bone density.