Cleaning Your Dentures: Dentist in Dublin recommends taking your medication on a dirty spoon (not)
Of course, a dentist in Dublin didn’t recommend that anyone use a dirty spoon!
The question is: would you put a dirty spoon like the one in the picture inside your mouth? We know everyone’s answers, after all, who would have the guts to put this spoon inside their own mouth? Now you’re probably asking yourself why we are even asking this question if the answer is so obvious, and since today we are predicting so many things we can also say that your facial expression will not be the best as you keep reading.
Dentist in Dublin recommends proper cleaning your dentures regularly (true)
Now that’s a real recommendation! Keep reading and you’ll understand better this
crazy relation of a denture and a dirty spoon.
Dentures go inside the mouth (like a spoon we use for eating everyday) and should
firstly be very well cleaned, they should be taken care of and should also be made
with the best quality materials; again, because it goes inside your mouth!
But for some denture wearers who are cleaning their dentures regularly their
dentures still look like this spoon!! While this may seem extreme this is a picture of what we come across.
Why is this if I clean my dentures regularly?
Many people might think it’s enough to do a basic brushing on their dentures but
we’ll tell you why it’s not.
If you wear a full or partial denture, there is a large possibility that it is covered in a
thin layer of bacteria, called a “biofilm”. This biofilm harbours bacteria which if not
removed properly can cause build up on the denture and also inside the denture
material over time and once those bacteria get inside the denture material, it’s
virtually impossible to remove without getting them either professionally cleaned or
else replacing them.
When should I go for a new set of dentures?
The life of a denture is considered 5 years and this is mainly because the material
that dentures are made from deteriorates over time and it breaks down. To the
naked eye the acrylic surface of the denture seems to be solid and unbroken, but
under a microscope things are different, pockmarks/pours can be noticed and
research has found hundreds of different varieties of germs harboring in the acrylic
on the dentures, these bacteria are not only bad for your oral health but also very
bad for your body too as you ingest them.
What should I do?
So if your dentures have signs of staining or any black marks or build-up of any kind
on them then you should have them either replaced or professionally cleaned
Where can I find the best dentist in Dublin for this job?
Call the Dental Tech Group team to talk through your options (01 455 1866)
Visit our website www.dentaltech.ie and make an online enquiry
Professionally cleaning your dentures takes just a few hours and we can do this for
you through the post, either you live in Dublin or anywhere else in Ireland; you don’t
even have to come into us.
In the meantime and for any denture wearer, the best way to help reduce this build-
up of bacteria and staining is by having a strict daily caring and cleaning routine.
We definitely learned some things today, one is that nobody would put a dirty spoon
inside their mouth, two is that after reading this everyone will start to take good care
of their dentures and three is that you shouldn’t go to bed with any doubts regarding
such a special part of your body, your dentures!
Dental Tech Denture Clinics
DUBLIN – Whitehall House, Terenure, Dublin 6W – Call 01 4551866
WEXFORD – The Whitemill Medical Centre, Wexford – Call 053 9192999
WATERFORD – Waterford Health Park, Waterford – Call 051 365999