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Dangers of Sleeping with Dentures


Posted on 12/20/2017 by Sergio Ortegon
Dentures Ortegon Prosthodontics TX 77401
Sleeping with your dentures in can cause some damage in your mouth. Your gums need a chance to relax and breathe, so to speak, during the night. They are constantly adjusting during the day. By taking your dentures out at night, your gums are allowed to relax and stay healthy.

If you have been sleeping with your dentures in, it is a good idea to come into our office and have us check the health of your mouth. If your dentures need adjusting, we can do that while you are here, too.

Don't Sleep with Dentures In Your Mouth

It is really important that you do not sleep with dentures in your mouth. Your dentures need to come out at the end of the day, and get a thorough cleaning. This should involve brushing them, and then soaking them in a denture solution during the night.

You should also be brushing your gums and rinsing with a good-quality mouthwash before going to bed. Then, in the morning, you should brush again before rinsing your dentures and wearing them for the day.

If you don't take your dentures out, your gums are going to become sore and raw. The gum tissue never gets a break from constant agitation. This can leave your gums too sore to wear your dentures for a few days. Taking a short nap with your dentures in, happens, and is often no big deal. Just make sure it doesn't happen on a regular basis.

Making sure that you take care of your dentures and your mouth ensures that your gums and jaw will remain as strong as possible during the time you use dentures. If you don't take good care of your mouth, it could cause your jaw to not hold the dentures as well.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (832) 968-9108 today.


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