You are able to pick out what shade of white you would like for your dentures. Some people think if they are too white they may look fake. Oral hygiene practices every day is important, even when you have dentures.
Even though your dentures are made out of a different material than your natural teeth, they still need to be taking care of with the same amount of care. Having good oral health will have an impact on your over physical health. Here are some things you can do to make sure you keep your new teeth nice and white.
Whitening Your DenturesJust like natural teeth you run the risk of staining your dentures. Things like smoking, drinking wine, coffee, or tea can all make your teeth start to look dull. While you can ask about getting a replacement, I do not think you will want to pay out of pocket for a new set. There are things you can do to help make them white again. You will want to stay away from traditional toothpaste as it is not meant to clean dentures.
There are special cleaning agents for your dentures, and you will want to look for one that says "whiter" or "whitening" on it. Making sure you brush them every day will help prevent them from staining, but we are not going to ask you to give up everything that can stain your teeth.
You can try using a vinegar and water solution that acts as a bleach if you want, but make sure you use a distilled vinegar and not a flavored one used for cooking such as apple cider as this can stain your dentures.
You will want to make sure you have a large enough glass container that will allow your dentures to be submerged. The glass is to prevent damage to the container from the vinegar. Use a 50/50 solution of water to vinegar, and be very careful when placing them in the container.
Overall, we want you to be happy with your smile. Having the wrong shade of white for your teeth can defiantly have an impact on your confidence. Before you chose your method, we would like to go over it with you to make sure you understand to procedures and do them correctly.
Dental insurance may have covered all or a portion of your dentures, but will not help pay for a replacement due to neglect or because you don't like the color anymore. Let us go over with you what options you have by scheduling an appointment. Come in and see us so we can get those pearly whites nice and bright again. We look forward to seeing you.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (906) 212-4725 today.