Monday, October 11, 2010

Health Tip: Prevent Denture Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Dentures can cause pain and discomfort if they're not worn properly and cleaned thoroughly.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these denture-care suggestions:

• After you finish eating, give dentures a scrub using soap and lukewarm water.
• Always take out your dentures at bedtime. This will help prevent inflammation, infection and sores inside the mouth.
• Let dentures soak overnight in denture cleaner.
• Each day, swish a lukewarm salt-water solution in your mouth to help clean gums.
• Avoid using toothpicks while you're wearing dentures.

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