Sleeping With Dentures
Can Sleeping With Dentures Cause Health Problems?
Sleeping with dentures can cause health issues. Watch this video by Zachary Teach, one of our experienced dentists in Buffalo to learn more. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
It is not recommended to sleep with your dentures in for multiple reasons. Number one, it could be a choking hazard. The last thing you want is to wake up in the middle of the night choking on a piece of denture or partial denture. The other reason is, when they stay in overnight, your mouth has a tendency to dry out. The amount of bacteria in your mouth can accumulate and you can actually create issues that will cause pain and sensitivity on top of the gum tissues. It’s an infection called candida, or yeast infection, or candidiasis as it is more accurately termed. What you’re going to want to to do is leave them out at night, leave them soaking. Clean them so you can avoid this potentially serious and painful situation.
Do you have dentures and want to visit the dentist? Contact our dentists in Buffalo today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.