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Caring for Your Dentures

Denture CareThe image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Low reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of oral health. For Battle Ground residents who have dentures or are considering them, it is important to know exactly how they function and how to care for them. If you have any questions, please give us a call at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants.

How do Dentures Work?

Dentures are intended for Battle Ground residents who have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures are removable dental appliances that look nearly identical to natural teeth. They also function the same way, allowing folks with little or no remaining teeth to eat and speak normally. In addition to improving oral health, facial structure, and smile, having a good set of dentures can mean a world of difference for your general health.

How to Care for Your Dentures

Although dentures are not real teeth, they require similar care to keep them clean, safe, and functioning properly. If you have dentures, keeping them clean is an important part of your oral health. Here are some tips on how to care for your dentures:

  • Clean your dentures every day by soaking them in cleaning solution. Creams and pastes can be rough on dentures and do not work as well as a decent soak.
  • Make sure to rinse your dentures thoroughly before putting them back into your mouth.
  • Do not put any denture cleaning products in your mouth. All creams, pastes, gels, and solutions are intended for the dentures only.
  • Don’t ever boil your dentures. Although it is common to think of boiling water as the ultimate disinfectant, it will harm your dentures, causing them to warp.
  • You may soak your dentures in bleach solutions (diluted), but limit exposure to 10 minutes.

Thinking about Dentures?

Come and visit us at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants for a consultation!  Dr. Low will help you explore your options and get the wonderful smile you’ve always wanted.

Sources

https://www.dentaltown.com/dentaltown/Blogs.aspx?action=VIEWPOST&b=48&bp=691&v=1

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/Dentures

About Dr Kevin Low

It could be argued that Dr.Kevin Low was born to be a dentist. Dr. Low has been around drills and prophy-paste his whole life, as his father was also a practicing dentist. As a teen, he would volunteer in his dad's dental office, and those days he spent watching his father work made him realize that dentistry was more than just drilling and filling. He watched patients come into his dad's office self-conscious, and leave as people who could not wait to show off their new smiles. Dr. Low saw the transformational impact restoring someone's smile had on their life, and knew he wanted to be the guy to do it.

Dr. Low began his journey by training in health sciences during his undergraduate years at Creighton University in Omaha. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he went on to the School of Dentistry, where he earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Armed with the knowledge and passion of a caring and skilled doctor, he began his search for the perfect place to practice.

In 2009 he landed the amazing position at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. Having been raised on the West Coast, Dr. Low was happy to be back to the mild winters of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Low loves where he works, and really considers it an honor to be able to practice what he loves every day.

Dr. Low boasts of having the best team in Washington at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. His team exemplifies what it means to be in the healthcare profession. They are caring, gentle, and professional. They truly love working with the community members of Battle Ground, Washington. You won't find a better place to have your dental health taken care of than at Dr. Low's office.

Dr. Low also appreciates all things technology-based, and offers the most up to date procedures to his patients. He loves that he is in a place where he can transform his patients' smiles more comfortably than ever before. Dr. Low is making a difference, one smile at a time, and would love to be a lifelong partner in your oral health.

His story has truly come full circle, as he gets to transform the health and smiles of patients every day. He can‘t imagine doing anything else with his career.

Stop in and meet Dr. Low and his team, or give us a call at (360) 989-3717.

Office Hours

Monday 8-5 | Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 7-4 | Thursday 7-4

(360) 369-4146
1908 NW 1st Way, Ste 105
Battle Ground, WA 98604