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Have you ever lost any teeth before? Do you have any teeth that are extremely loose or teeth that are due for a tooth extraction anytime soon? Even if you have severe or broken or damaged teeth, a tooth extraction may be needed to improve your smile. Luckily, there are ways to replace these teeth. By using a tooth replacement treatment such as dentures, you can once again have a complete smile that can function and operate as needed to give you the oral health you deserve.

Dentures are a highly effective tooth replacement option, as they can be used for as little as one tooth or for entire rows of teeth. If teeth are left untreated, the missing gaps left behind can become havens for plaque buildup and can even cause your gums to destabilize and move your teeth out of their proper alignment. Furthermore, speech impediments can arise depending on where the missing teeth are located. Dentures restore many of the ailments associated with missing teeth.

Fixing your own dentures should not be something you ever try. Because they are extremely fragile, they can break from time to time. Thus, always exercise caution when handling them and never drop them. In addition, never set them on the counter or anywhere else where they can dry out and split. Furthermore, if they do break, always bring them in for your dentist to repair them properly.

To keep your smile safe from the risks of abrasive products, avoid using teeth whiteners, bleach, hot water, or other overly abrasive products on your dentures. In addition, make sure they are cleaned every night and soaked in a safe and effective cleaning solution. Before inserting them back into your mouth, rinse them off to ensure no cleaning solution is left in your mouth.

Seeking a better smile and better oral health without dentures is a difficult task to comprehend for individuals who seek true oral health superstardom. For more information about dentures or to schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning with Dr. Perichole Eilers and our team at our dentist office in Watertown, Massachusetts, please contact Watertown Family Dental at 617-923-0233.