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Denture problems

Ill-fitting dentures can move and cause sore spots. Denture adhesive may help cut down on this movement. Dental implants may be recommended in some cases. They should only be placed by a well-trained and certified clinician.

You should always see a dentist if your dentures do not fit correctly. Dentures may need to be adjusted or relined.

Other denture tips:

  • Scrub dentures with plain soap and lukewarm water after eating.
  • Dentures should be taken out overnight to prevent sores, infections, and inflammation.
  • Dentures can be left overnight in a denture cleaner.
  • Clean, rest, and massage the gums regularly. Rinsing daily with lukewarm salt water will help clean your gums.
  • Do not use toothpicks when wearing dentures.

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Update Date 2/25/2014

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