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Dentures Care

How to Care for Your Dentures

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With proper care, dentures can look and feel great for many years to come. If you choose traditional, removable dentures, though, your denture care routine will be much different than if you choose implant-supported dentures or overdentures.

Before sending you home to enjoy your new restoration, Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel will provide instructions on how to care for your custom restoration to ensure it meets your expectations for many years.

Astoria Dental Group in Queens, NY, is also equipped with an in-house dental lab, allowing us to make adjustments to your dentures if needed with a quick turnaround time.

Daily Denture Care

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A healthy, consistent oral hygiene routine will help ensure the long-term survival of your dentures.

Remove Dentures Nightly

Place your dentures in a glass of water to prevent the materials from warping. To prevent unwanted debris from affecting your dentures, use a container or glass with a lid on it. Place the container somewhere safe where it is not likely to get knocked over.

Brush Your Dentures Daily

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Like your natural teeth, dentures should be brushed daily. While brushing, remove any leftover dental adhesive. Do not use hard-bristled toothbrushes, products containing bleach, whitening products, or extremely hot water.

These can damage the color of your dentures. Be gentle with your restoration and do not exert too much force on the clasps or plastic base, which are prone to warping.

Regular check-ups with your doctor are the best way to make sure your dentures look and feel good for years to come.

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Rinse Dentures After Each Meal

Food and other particles can become trapped between your prosthetic teeth. Take out your dentures and rinse them off in the sink. Place a towel in the sink while you do this. If your dentures slip out of your hand, the towel will protect them from shattering.

Brush Your Mouth Daily

Even if you do not have any natural teeth, your oral health is still important. After removing your dentures, gently brush your tongue, gums, and the insides of your cheeks to promote fresh breath and oral health.

Rinse Dentures Before Each Use

Although denture soaking solutions can help your dentures stay clean and functional, they can be very harmful if ingested. Before reinserting your dentures, be sure to thoroughly rinse off any remaining solution. Failing to do so can lead to vomiting and other painful side effects.

Caring for Damaged Dentures

No matter how diligent you are about caring for your dentures, accidents happen. Although many store-bought denture repair solutions exist, our doctors recommend you get professional care immediately. Attempting to fix your own dentures can result in more extensive damage.

In some cases, though, we may need to replace them entirely rather than repair them.
If your dentures are damaged, do not continue wearing them. Schedule an appointment and safely transport the dentures to our in-house lab.

Consult with a Doctor About Care

Regular check-ups with your doctor are the best way to make sure your dentures look and feel good for years to come. Our doctors can address outstanding issues while they can still be repaired or relined in our in-house dental lab.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

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Tom K
5/5
May 3, 2024
Dr Degel and his entire staff provide the most enjoyable dental experience from the moment you walk in the door to your last rinse. I highly recommend The Smile Dr.
Hector Beltran
5/5
April 29, 2024
Truly an awesome experience! It’s been 28 years, and I’ll continue to come here for a good reason. They care about me, my health and more importantly my pocket. I strongly recommend them! ❤️
Veronica Delgado
5/5
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
5/5
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
5/5
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
5/5
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
5/5
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.
Jennifer Lee (JAMM)
5/5
May 6, 2022
Absolutely the best dentist/dental group I have ever been to. Little to no wait time, they fully explain your issues and possible treatment options, and every single person front and back have been incredibly fortunate. They are organized in the front and the dentists know their stuff. So thankful for her and the practice! I’ve had major work done, great work, no pain.

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