Your Dentures: Very Helpful Holiday Tips

Do you wear full or partial dentures? If you do, particularly if you are new to this type of prosthetic, then you just might want to sit back, relax, and take in our Virginia Beach, VA team’s tips that will help you avoid some serious blunders during the upcoming winter holidays. While you may be scratching your head, wondering what could possibly go wrong, having some helpful tips will certainly benefit you during the coming months and beyond for a complete smile that stays that way.

Tip: Don’t Leave Them Lying Around!

Our team reminds every full or partial denture wearer out there that the holidays are a time when losing one’s dentures, ending up with damage, etc., becomes much riskier. Why is that, you ask? Well, your schedule changes, you may be visiting relatives, you may be traveling, you may have visitors, etc. So, if you aren’t careful with where you place your dentures when they’re not in your mouth, you may accidentally leave them behind, lose track of them, or a well-meaning toddler or pet may abscond with them! Simply be careful about storing them.

Tip: See Us Soon For Help With Damage

If your full or partial denture is damaged, you really shouldn’t test just how well it can hold up by wearing it without repair into the holiday season. This can cause additional problems for your oral health, such as pain, sores, and more. They may break or become further damaged. You will probably find, as well, that speaking and enjoying your holiday meal become a bit challenge, which doesn’t make your experience very nice. See us now, not later.

Tip: Watch What You Bite Into

We offer the exact same advice for individuals with natural teeth that we do for individuals with crowns, bridges, dentures, and any other dental work: Remember to be careful when it comes to what you choose to eat during holiday time. If you choose to assume your dentures can bite through the hardest, cement-like cookie you’ve ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on, there’s a very good chance your denture will crack before that cookie crumbles! If you wear a partial and have natural teeth, you may even break a tooth. Be careful, set your holiday excitement aside for mere moments as you determine whether what you’re eating is safe, and you’ll make it through the holidays with your mouth unscathed!

Remember To See Us For Care Right When You Need It

If you have questions or you need to repair your denture, we are here for you! Come in sooner, rather than later, to keep your oral health and daily quality of life on track. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.