Taking care of dentures

Oregon seniors need to take care of their dentures just like they take care of their teeth.  All surfaces of your dentures need to be cleaned daily wit a brush applying soap or detergent with water.  When not in sure they should be placed in water.  Clean the water out daily.

If you are wearing your dentures for the first time, your dentist will usually sit you down and explain the following:

  • Your dentures will feel strange when you first use them.  Especially when you eat.  So cut your food into small pieces.
  • Your dentures will make your mouth less sensitive to hot foods and liquids.
  • It will also make it more difficult for you to notice things like bones while you are chewing so be careful at first.

Most dentures are covered under self employed dental insurance plains include Medicare.  Just check with your insurance company when the time comes when you will need to get them.