Posted on: 6 February 2015
Your dentures restore your beautiful smile and your ability to enjoy your favorite foods. You must take care good care of your dentures in order for them to last. While traveling, it can become hard to remember to care for your dentures. With just a few small items, you can ensure that you are cleaning and using your dentures properly. These items can be worked into your toiletries bag so that you never forget them when you are traveling away from your home. Here are three tips that help keep your dentures in beautiful shape while you are on the go.
Rinse your dentures after every meal.
Just like your natural teeth, your dentures need to be kept clean in order for you to maintain good oral health. Food particles trapped in your dentures can cause you to have bad breath and also put you at risk for an oral infection. Rinse your dentures with warm water after every meal, carefully removing any food that may have gotten stuck in them.
Similarly, you should continue to brush your dentures several time a day. Avoid using any abrasive agents such as toothpaste that might damage your dentures, and stick to warm water. You can carry a small, folding toothbrush in your pocket or purse to keep your dentures clean and your breath fresh. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash only when your dentures are removed.
Soak your dentures in a sealing tupperware.
Your dentures need to be kept moist when you are not using them. When you are traveling, it can be hard to keep your moist so they do not lose their shape and wear down. Put together a kit including tupperware and a bottle of soaking solution in a large plastic zip bag. Make this bag part of your toiletries and you will never forget it when you are traveling. Immerse your dentures in water or solution when you are not using them. Simply place them in the clean tupperware.
Carry a soft towel in your bag for use with your dentures.
Always handle your dentures with care. You do not want to drop them, as this may cause they to become misshapen and they will no longer fit in your mouth. Carry a small washcloth or towel to set your dentures on while you are cleaning them or setting them aside. This ensures that they are on a soft, stable spot that will not damage them.
For more suggestions on good dental care, contact your local denture clinic.Share