Dentures are an excellent choice to replace missing teeth, and while no one wants to lose their teeth, it’s an inevitable part of aging for many older adults. Young people, additionally, may face tooth loss due to an accident, a blow to the face, tooth decay, periodontal disease, or some type of medical condition. Well-made, custom-fitted dentures will allow you to smile again, enjoy most of the foods and drinks you love, and put a spring back into your step.

Tooth loss causes people to miss out on many activities and interactions because the embarrassment is too much for most people. A lackluster smile due to missing teeth is difficult to hide, so many people with tooth loss simply stay home and avoid those embarrassing interactions. These tooth replacement options allow you to live life and show off a smile with a full set of beautiful white teeth.

Best Care Tips

Whether you have traditional or The Denture Fountain of Youth® Dentures, your Wichita Falls, Texas denture dentists, Dr. James Green and Dr. Dustin Van Tassell, will provide you with basic care instructions at your appointment.

You will likely have many questions, and our denture dentists and their team will happily answer them. Getting a set of replacement teeth is a bit of a change in life, and we want to make the transition from no teeth to a new dental prosthetic as seamless as possible for you.

  • Clean your mouth according to your dentist’s instructions after removing your dentures.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Remove and rinse your dentures after eating. Lukewarm water is ideal for removing food particles.
  • Follow the dentist’s directions for overnight soaking. Most artificial teeth require moisture to keep their shape, so please check with us so you know exactly how to care for your specific type of dentures.
  • Brush your dentures with a non-abrasive agent according to your dentist’s instructions.
  • Schedule regular check-ups with your Wichita Falls, Texas dentist

Denture Don’ts

  • Don’t use abrasive cleansers because they will damage the surface.
  • Don’t use any bleaching products because bleach will change the color and damage the dentures.
  • Don’t use whitening toothpastes because they can’t make your teeth any whiter and could damage them.
  • Don’t rinse or soak your dentures in hot water, as the hot water will change the shape and fit.

Chewing Gum with Dentures

We encourage you to follow your dentist’s specific recommendations about gum chewing, but here is some basic information that may answer some questions about chewing gum after your procedure.

Having dentures in your mouth has likely restored your ability to chew certain foods again. While it takes some people a few weeks to get used to the feel of dentures in their mouth, once you’re comfortable, you’ll want to see what you can and cannot chew or eat.

Chewing denture-safe gum will get you in the habit of chewing, and it will also help you maintain clean, fresh breath. Bad breath is a common worry. People who wear dentures feel much better knowing they can keep their breath fresh by chewing gum, even with dentures in their mouth.

Chewing gum with a harder texture is best because hard gum doesn’t stick to your dentures. Chewing gum with dentures is also good for saliva production and allows you to avoid the dry mouth that sometimes occurs with dentures. Ask your dentist what chewing gum he recommends before making your choice. Your dentist may suggest you avoid chewing gum altogether.

Learn More About Denture Care at StarImage Dentistry

Please call Dr. Green and Dr. Van Tassell at 940-322-2252 to schedule an appointment to discuss dentures or learn about our other tooth replacement options. You may also fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will reach out to assist with scheduling or answer any questions.