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Do Dirty Dentures Cause Bad Health?

Recent studies have shown that although many people know bad oral hygiene can cause health problems, some don’t realize that this includes cleaning dentures properly.

When asked how you clean your dentures, a large proportion stated that they simply used cold water to rinse any debris from their false teeth.

Apart from getting bad breath from dirty false teeth will undoubtedly cause, diseases such as MRSA, respiratory ailments, and even pneumonia have been linked to long term wearing of dirty dentures.

Oral bacterium causes many problems, and when bacteria is allowed to build up on the false teeth it is then that more serious problems arise.

Recent reports of an increase in dental problems in care homes, highlighted bad cleaning of residents’ dentures as a major contribution to several oral issues. It was noted that giving caregivers advice on cleaning false teeth, led to a reduction in problems with dentures in the residents.

It doesn’t take long to clean your false teeth, and it doesn’t cost a fortune. Although you can purchase specialized equipment such as a sonic denture cleaner or dental spa, you can clean your dentures perfectly adequately via manual methods.

Some men and women prefer to soak false teeth in a denture bath, using denture tablets or a similar solution. Many cleaners include some type of denture whitener which works on the teeth while they are soaking.

When using any product to clean teeth it should always be thoroughly rinsed afterwards, before teeth are place back into the mouth.

Whatever method is used to clean dentures, the most important thing is that they are cleaned thoroughly.

Clean teeth will help to ensure fresh breath and help avoid both oral and other health problems.

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