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How do I take care of my full dentures?

full dentures in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalGum disease and unpleasant odors can develop if you do not care for your dentures properly. Following a few simple steps can keep your denture functioning optimally for five to seven years. It is best to maintain regular dental appointments with Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher in her Albuquerque dental office to examine the state of the denture and to monitor your oral health.

Proper Denture Care:

  1. Rinse dentures and your mouth after eating.
  2. Keep dentures out of the reach of children and pets.
  3. Handle dentures carefully to avoid dropping them.
  4. Brush your dentures daily using a soft denture brush.
  5. Use only denture-specific cleansers.
  6. Soak or store dentures in a moist container overnight.
  7. Contact your dentist if your dentures become damaged.
  8. Book an appointment if your dentures become loose.
  9. Soak dentures in white vinegar if they collect tartar.

Things to avoid when you have dentures:

  1. Avoid hot water and leaving your denture in a hot car.
  2. Don’t use abrasive cleaners or whitening toothpaste.
  3. Never use bleach-containing products.

If you have ill-fitting dentures, loose dentures, or you think you might benefit from a new set of dentures, contact our Albuquerque dental office to book an exam with Dr. Essenmacher.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher