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Have you heard that the average age of false teeth is 16 years old? And have you heard that if you take care of your false teeth, it’s probable that they could last even longer than that? We hope that the following data on caring for false teeth can be useful for you

Using false teeth may seem straightforward, but there are a few things you should do if you want them to last as long as possible. Dentures should be cleaned at least once daily because plaque and tartar can accumulate on them, just as they do for real chompers. Plaque accrual can harm the tight fit of dentures and may hamper their luster over time. Clean the false teeth by brushing them two times a day, then let them sit in a glass of non-abrasive dental cleaner so they can stay moist overnight; always remember to rinse them off after they’ve sat in the cleaning solution. This will allow the dentures to become clean and assist your mouth to heal itself. (Sleeping with dentures still in your oral cavity is like donning shoes to bed!)

To set up your next visit to Dr. Peter McPherson‘s Greer, South Carolina, practice, get in touch with the Twin Falls Family Dentistry staff by calling 864-663-5019.