Sleeping with temporary dentures

Sleeping with Temporary Dentures?
You finally got your new dentures. It is perfectly natural and recommended to keep them in for the first night, as your dentures will function as a bandage and help your gums recover quicker. Wearing your dentures overnight all the time is not a good idea. Leaving dentures in while sleeping will cause more harm than good. Following are some steps below to keep your dentures stain-free, control any bacteria buildup bacteria, and give your gum tissue a rest.
The Benefits of Not Wearing Dentures at Night
There are a number of health advantages from not sleeping with your dentures:
* Prevents bone loss- The pressure put on your gums and the jawbone by the dentures can accelerate bone atrophy.
* Ensures a tighter fit- With bone loss and gum resorption, your dentures will loosen, increasing slippage and reducing biting and chewing capabilities.
* Stops bacteria growth- Where your dentures and gums meet is the perfect spot for bacteria to grow, and eventually will result in gum disease. By sleeping with them, you deprive your gums of bacteria-free rest.
* Prevents gum inflammation- Sleeping in dentures can negatively affect the flow of your saliva, which can cause a condition called thrush. The area beneath your dentures can become red and swollen, resulting in yeast-infected, inflamed gums.
Proper Care for Your Dentures at Night
* Prepare your bathroom- Before you take your dentures out and clean them, fill the sink with warm water. Take a towel and place it on the edge of the sink. Do not let your dentures fall.
* Gargle with warm water- The warm water will loosen the denture adhesive, which will make it easier to get your dentures out.
* Remove your dentures- Remove your bottom denture first, and then the top. Different types of dentures will require a different approach when it comes to taking them out.
* Rinse dentures- Under running water to remove food particles.
* Brush dentures- With a soft regular toothbrush. Use denture non-abrasive toothpaste, not regular toothpaste with abrasives.
* Remove adhesive residue in your mouth- Gargle with warm salt water and use a washcloth to wipe your gums and the roof of your mouth. Rinse your mouth again afterward. You can brush your gums with a soft toothbrush. If you wear a partial denture brush your natural teeth. You can use oral rinse for oral freshness and to also prevent the buildup of dental plaque on your natural teeth or to remove any bacteria from the gums.
* Soak your dentures- In a denture cleaning solution or water overnight. You can use fast acting cleansers first and then store your denture in the water. If you have a partial denture, use cleaning solution designed for partials.
* In the morning- Rinse your denture with water before inserting it in your mouth. Regardless of the type of dentures you have, wearing them during sleep is a bad idea, and will cause you several health issues. To keep your gums healthy, your mouth bacteria-free, and your bones strong, make sure to remove your dentures every night before you go to sleep.