Dental plates are a wonderful invention, and in recent years, it is near impossible to tell them apart from real teeth as well. if you recently had a set of dental plates made for you – and keep in mind, you do not have to necessarily be old to require them – you might be at first confused over how to take care of them properly. Whilst the dentist will make sure to explain everything as clearly as possible, you might still find yourself searching the net for appropriate care routines. In that case, why not read up some of the most important things you should be doing to maintain your new plates by proceeding on below?
Be careful with them – since you will be taking out your dental plates quite often, an important thing that your dentist will warn you about is to be careful about not dropping them. As with all other creations of prosthodontics, dental plates are far less strong than their natural counterparts (i.e. the teeth in this case) – and dropping them from a height can damage them. As such, you want to avoid accidentally letting go of them by mistake – keeping a soft towel or likewise underneath them when handling them is a good idea.
Rinsing after eating – unlike your natural teeth, which you can clean up with flossing and brushing in the morning and night, taking care of your clear braces Melbourne requires you to remove them after meals. You will need to make sure that no food particles remain stuck in them, because over time, this can break them down much faster. To prevent this, simply remove your dental plates after every meal and run them under a tap to gently rinse them off. As was mentioned in the first point, be careful to not accidentally drop them in the sink, so either have a bowl of water or a towel under them just in case.
Clean your mouth after eating – the dental plates are not the only thing you will need to clean after meals. Since food particles can still technically be stuck in your mouth, you will need to make sure that your mouth is clean as well by the time you put your dental plates back on. Keep in mind that the hard toothbrushes you used to use on your teeth are off-limits in this case – you will need to invest in soft toothbrushes (or use a piece of gauze with them). Thoroughly clean out your tongue, palate and gums (but softly!) before you put the plates back on.