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Were you aware that the average age of dentures is 16 years old? And have you heard that if you care for your false teeth, it’s possible that they could last even longer than that. We hope that the following info on treating dentures can be beneficial for you and/or a loved one.

Using false teeth might seem straightforward, but there are a few things you should do if you want them to last as long as possible. False teeth should be cleaned at least once a day since plaque and tartar can accumulate on them, just as they do for real pearly whites. Buildup can harm the tight fit of false teeth and may mitigate their luster over time. Clean the dentures by brushing them twice daily, then let them sit in a glass of non-abrasive oral cleaner so they can stay moist overnight; always remember to wash them off with water after they’ve sat in the cleaning solution. This will allow the dentures to become clean and aid your oral cavity to recuperate itself. (Sleeping with false teeth still in your oral cavity is like donning shoes to bed!)

To plan your next checkup to Dr. Jacob Miller‘s Grand Rapids, Michigan, location, please contact the Jacob S. Miller, DDS team by calling 616-364-7039.