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Common Denture Problems and their Solutions

Dentures are a popular option for those who have lost most or all of their natural teeth. Unfortunately, some patients struggle with their dentures and find them uncomfortable or difficult to use. Our dentist in Torrance recommends taking proactive steps to keep your dentures comfortable and to reduce your risk of dental health problems.

Sore Spots

Sore spots are one of the most common denture problems and are often caused by dentures that fit improperly. After teeth are removed, the gums and jaws can change. Regular adjustments and relining when necessary can help prevent these sore spots. If a sore spot develops, contact our dentist immediately to reduce the risk of infection.

Bad Breath

Bad breath is most commonly associated with poor dental hygiene. Brush your dentures regularly to remove bacteria, and use a soft-bristled brush or tongue cleaner to remove bacteria from your tongue. Regular professional cleanings and an antibacterial mouthwash can also be beneficial. If bad breath continues in spite of improved attention to dental hygiene, you may have an underlying dental or other health problem that needs to be further evaluated.

Stains

Dentures can become stained from many of the same substances that can stain natural teeth. Avoid smoking, brush your dentures daily and use a special cleaning solution periodically to reduce buildup on your dentures. Additionally, visit our dentist on your recommended schedule for an oral evaluation and professional cleaning.

Contact our dental office today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with our expert in full dentures in Torrance.

 

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