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Dentures can restore your smile this festive holiday season. We want your holiday to be filled with delicious sweets, delightful eats, and light-up treats for this holiday and many more to come.

If you currently have dentures, it is important to care for them all season long, so that they can protect and provide you with the care they are designed for. Don’t wait until it is too late to attempt to salvage a broken pair of dentures, start caring for them today so that they can care for you tomorrow, and many more days to come.

Below is a list of things you can do to take care of your dentures:

– Make sure to treat your dentures with extreme care. They are not indestructible, and can easily be damaged if dropped. If your dentures become damaged, alert your dentist and we will assist you. Never try to fix broken dentures yourself.

– Because they are removable there is an even greater risk of harmful bacteria. Make sure to brush and rinse your dentures on a daily basis but not with toothpaste. Toothpaste is too abrasive, so use an ADA-approved denture cleaner or mild hand soap.

– Never let your dentures air-dry or remain in the air for too long. When the dentures are removed for periods of time, soak them in regular water or an approved cleaning solution. There are a few products you should avoid using on the dentures, as they can easily damage the pair. These include teeth whitening products, bleach, abrasive materials, hot water, or glue.

A good set of dentures can be the difference between a happy holiday season or a horrific one. Don’t let your teeth let you down. If you would like to meet with Dr. Michael Hollingsworth, contact our office at 816.232.8788 to setup your visit at our office in St. Joseph, Missouri. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs.