Seniors

Did you know? Oral health can offer clues about your overall health. It’s important to understand the connection between oral health and overall health and what you can do to make sure it is as good as it can be.

If you need advice on looking after your teeth and gums, or those of a dependent relative or friend, your dentist or Oral Health Team member at Southwestern Public Health can provide you with valuable information.

Learn more about dental care. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask your dental professional or one of the dental care professionals at Southwestern Public Health for more information.

Denture care

Clean dentures and the soft tissues of the mouth influence nutrition, speech, socialization and general health.

  • Dentures should be worn regularly during the day but removed every night
  • Your tissues need time to relax and the best time is at night while sleeping
  • Dentures should be brushed thoroughly with a denture brush with water ONLY
  • At night, dentures should be soaked in water. This may be plain water or water with a denture cleaning product added
  • Oral tissues where the dentures rest, need to be massaged and cleaned daily. This can be done with an ultra-soft toothbrush or wash cloth
  • Regular dental visits are important even with complete dentures. The dentist will review the fit and condition of your dentures as well as the health of your tissues and complete oral cancer check
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