Dentures are prone to staining just like natural teeth, and, just like natural teeth, staining can make dentures look unattractive. If you are trying to keep your dentures attractive, there are many things you can do to reduce or prevent staining altogether.
Denture teeth vary greatly in quality. High-end dentures have teeth that are made of a more stain-resistant ceramic material while most dentures have teeth that are just made of the same plastic material as the base, which can make them more prone to staining.
There are many things we do that can stain our dentures. Some habits, like smoking, are probably best avoided altogether. Other habits, like drinking coffee, tea, cola, and other staining drinks should be reduced in frequency.
You can also reduce staining of your dentures by using a straw whenever possible to drink these beverages. This will reduce the contact between your teeth and the staining liquids.
Stains on dentures build up over time. They will build up more slowly–if at all–if you clean your dentures properly every day. Make sure you brush your dentures thoroughly, then put them in to soak in an approved denture cleaner that is designed to prevent staining. For extra stain prevention, rinse your dentures with water after eating staining foods or drinking staining beverages.
Beware of homemade denture cleaners. They are often unproven and can damage your dentures. If you really want to try one, talk to your denture dentist first.
One of the biggest enemies of white denture teeth is time. Over time, your dentures are likely to accumulate discoloration. Even with the best care, dentures will eventually become stained. Replace your dentures on a regular basis to ensure you always have an attractive smile to share.
To learn more about getting and maintaining the best looking dentures in Philadelphia, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment with a denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
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