These are the Things that People are Most Afraid of
With the increase of age, many old people have lost their teeth. The use of removable dentures is still the first choice for most old people. But dentures also need to be cared for. Let’s take a look at the right way to care for dentures, hoping to help you.
Dentures are the “good helper” of the elderly. However, if they are not carefully cared for, they will also help, causing oral diseases or other diseases. Dentures are most afraid of “dry, dirty, hot and hard” four things. As long as you care for your own teeth as “symptomatic” care, you can ensure the hygiene, cleanness and firmness of dentures and effectively extend their service life.
Gan: This is the most easily ignored by the elderly. After many old people take off their dentures, they put them on the table or wrap them up with paper, which is not only unhygienic, but also easy to “hurt” the dentures.
The denture is limited by the material. If it is placed in a dry environment for a long time, it will crack and deform. If it is slightly deformed, it may make people uncomfortable to wear and stimulate the oral mucosa. After the denture is removed, it must be cleaned and soaked in water in a timely manner. It is better to cool the white boiled water to prevent the denture from deforming.
Don’t soak in salt water, vinegar or alcohol. If people don’t know the proportion of salt water well, they can’t achieve the effect of sterilization; vinegar may corrode the denture; and alcohol will “dissolve” the denture. When wearing, you should keep your mouth moist at all times. When you feel dry, you must wash your mouth and drink more water.
Dirty: if the denture is not cleaned thoroughly, it will bring a lot of troubles: bad breath, affect food taste, no appetite, gastrointestinal function decline, and may also cause ulcers or other diseases due to the growth of bacteria, or even lead to tooth decay. So the old man must form the habit of cleaning the dentures correctly. After each meal, he should wash them with water to remove the residue on them, so as to avoid bacteria. Many people like to brush the dentures with ordinary toothpaste. The bristles of toothbrushes and abrasives in toothpastes will scratch the surface of resin dentures, making them more prone to bacteria. The right way is to sterilize the denture in a low concentration of sodium bicarbonate solution every week. The weak alkaline solution can inhibit the reproduction of fungi on the denture surface. The denture cleaning effervescent tablet sold on the market can also be used and soaked for 5 minutes.
Hot: some old people like to drink hot tea and eat hot things, but they should pay attention to it after wearing dentures. The dentures themselves are not afraid of cold, heat and stimulating food, but the gums can’t stand it. Wearing dentures will stimulate the gums. If you are stimulated by heat again, the gums will become extremely sensitive, causing oral discomfort. Therefore, it is better for the elderly not to eat food that is too cold, too hot and irritating. In addition, the elderly can also use the denture made of pure titanium, which has low thermal conductivity, can well insulate the cold and hot stimulation, reduce the pain when eating, and is conducive to protecting the gums.
Hard: if you eat hard or sticky food with dentures, it is easy to break or dislocate, or even damage your gums. Therefore, we should eat less crispy bones, sugarcane, nuts, glutinous rice, tangyuan and other foods, especially in the early stage of inlaying teeth, we should eat soft and rotten foods, so that we can make corresponding adjustments according to the initial wearing conditions in the future. Wear dentures do not completely “quit” hard food, to adapt, you can eat a little hard or crisp food every few days, exercise gums and masseter muscles, but you need to note that you can not eat too much each time, large food can be cut into small pieces first, easy to chew.
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