A common question I get asked by my patients daily is: How do I look after and clean my Dentures??
A lot of Denture cleaners contain high contents of bleach which over time cause discolouration, weakness and makes dentures porous over time. For these reasons we do not recommend using the over-the-counter products that are commonly available on the market for example Strident and Milton.
At the Denture National Centre, we pride ourselves on educating our patients on Denture after-care and Oral hygiene.
Good dental hygiene leading to fresh breath gives you the confidence to connect with people. It allows you to live a fulfilling social life without having to worry about the appearance and cleanliness of your denture or dental appliance.
Dentures and dental appliances do so much more than contribute to physiological functions such as masticating, breathing, and speaking; they allow the smile to bloom. Well-designed and perfectly fitted dentures can be invisible to our family and loved ones: they become part of our person.
It is also worth noting that dentures and dental appliances have thousands of microporosities that can host bacteria, fungi and other microbes. If these microbes are not eliminated regularly, they can form colonies that infect the gums and mouth, causing all sorts of uncomfortable situations for the affected person and their loved ones.
Properly cleaned dentures and dental appliances not only improve our overall health but also contribute to good relationships with our family, friends, and social contacts.
Consequences of poor oral hygiene practices
Dentures and dental appliances contain microporosities that hide thousands of microbes. Over 500 species of microorganisms have been identified in the oral cavity (mouth). Deep cleaning of dentures and dental appliances is an effective and proven preventive measure to reduce the risk of disease caused by pathogenic microorganisms that live in dentures.
Bacteria, fungi, and viruses that grow on dentures and appliances contribute to multiple diseases because of this contamination:
· cerebral embolism
· high blood pressure
· respiratory infections
· heart disease
· renal insufficiency
· infections contracted in a health care facility (nosocomial infections).
In addition, the use of certain medications can disturb the balance of the oral microbiote. An additional risk factor for the elderly.
Preventing disease through better dental hygiene
Dental hygiene is therefore an essential factor for the oral health of people wearing dentures and dental appliances. It allows us to;
· Maintain a good state of health
· Prevent the aggravation of pre-existing health problems.
· The use of a denture and appliance cleaner is an important preventive tool that contributes to improving the quality of life.
Why choose Novadent
The results of a University of Montreal research show significant differences between the products available on the market in terms of cleaning efficiency. Novadent stands out for its performance. In fact, its 7-day cleansing formula has far superior antibacterial properties than other products sold online or in pharmacies. Therefore, Novadent receives the highest level of trust from dental health professionals and why they routinely use the products in clinics.
Novadent is available for sale at our clinic