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As the years go by your mouth and the health of your teeth can be significantly affected by complications related to poor oral hygiene. In some instances, chronic problems with maintaining consistent oral hygiene measures can lead to severe periodontal disease and tooth loss from untreated tooth decay.

If your mouth is suffering through the process of terminal dentition, Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave and the dental restoration specialists at Belmar Smiles might recommend extracting your remaining, compromised teeth to start the process of replacing your basic dental function with a set of complete dentures.

These removable dental appliances will closely mimic the shape and appearance of your original teeth. Yet they will not be susceptible to tooth decay. The firm pink medium of the base will closely match the characteristics of your underlying periodontal structure. This will allow for a tight, yet comfortable fit with your natural gums.

Still, some denture users like to apply a little denture adhesive when installing them each morning. Not only does this help lock them in place, it also reduces the chances of food matter infiltrating the base and irritating your gums.

Just make sure to thoroughly rinse away any residual denture adhesive every time you take the denture out of your mouth. This will ensure a clean base for applying a fresh bead of adhesive.

If you live in the Lakewood, Colorado, area and you have a significantly compromised mouth, you should call 303-935-3574 to schedule a denture consultation at Belmar Smiles’s dental offices.