Tips and Tricks For Staying Comfortable and Healthy
When you have dentures, there are many parts of your daily routine that have to be adjusted just a little bit in order to stay happy, healthy, and comfortable. Sleeping with your dentures is one of those aspects of daily life where you should adjust. Not only will these small changes make a big difference in your comfort while you sleep, but they will also make sure your dentures last longer, too!
First and foremost, the most important question is if you can sleep with your dentures in. The short answer is yes! But there are some caveats and conditions, and you should always speak to your doctor about any concerns or questions you have, first. When you first receive your dentures, you will likely be asked to keep them in for 24 hours, so you should absolutely sleep with your dentures in on your first night.
When many people think of dentures and sleeping, there’s the quintessential scene of elderly people putting dentures in a glass of water before going to bed, but that’s not the choice everybody makes! Your choice to sleep with your dentures on or to take them out at night should be decided between you and your doctor, and based on your comfort level, the type of dentures you have, and if you grind or clench your jaw during sleep.
Everybody knows that brushing your teeth in the morning is important because bacteria, germs, and plaque build up while you sleep during the nighttime. Caring for your dentures is no different! If you choose to sleep with your dentures in, be sure to take care of them by cleaning them when you wake up. Your cleaning method is dependent on the type of dentures you have, but brushing with a soft toothbrush and denture-safe toothpaste is always a good choice.
Of course, everyone is different, and what may work for a friend or family member may not work for you when it comes to sleeping with dentures and caring for them. Be sure to work with your doctor at McCall Dentures in Indianapolis to learn more about the steps you should take to care for your dentures, what your doctor recommends about sleeping with them in, and any other concerns or care information you might need before you go to bed with your dentures on.
McCall Dentures in Indianapolis is dedicated to helping our patients feel their best and have the best quality dentures for great oral health. Read through our blog to learn more about living with dentures, how to care for your dentures, and other tips and tricks. Call us today to revitalize your dental health and your smile with dentures!
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