Getting out and enjoying the warmer weather
Some of you, quite reasonably, have remained indoors during the winter season for fear of ending up in sick as a result of the biting winds and low temperatures. Take care of your dentures
Fortunately spring is now here and although the weather may not be up to scratch just yet, it’s certainly on the way. The evenings have started to become longer and, even though it’s still cold, it’s not half as bad as it was in depths of this cold winter. This is now the time to start planning your activities for spring. A key step we can all take is to attempt to improve our general health. It’s a well-known fact that accident and illness are more likely to occur if our constitution isn’t up to snuff. So now that we can once more take advantage of the improved weather, it is essential to try and get into a routine of regular exercise, improved diet and mental stimulation. Physical exercise, alongside exercise for the brain, have long been documented as preventatives for a cornucopia of ills ranging from heart disease to dementia, and with a bit more time on one’s hands during the golden years, why not put some aside to enhance your wellbeing? The benefits of a healthy, balanced diet, too,
Getting dentures can be a daunting experience but it’s not one that has to stay that way. By having all the facts and information you can understand how dentures work and how you should look after them and your mouth. The first step is to treat them as you would an expensive china collection. Dropping them could cause breakages and with costly repairs, you are better off to avoid putting them in a situation where they could be damaged. When you are cleaning them, hold them over a soft towel or a full sink of water as you wash them. Handle them gently and always have a firm grip on them. Secondly, as you would with your natural teeth, your dentures need to be brushed daily to remove food and plaque. A soft bristled brush designed for dentures should be used instead. Avoid using a hard bristled toothbrush as this can damage the denture pieces such as the plastic or attachments. Brush gently over the surface and rinse
after every meal. When it comes to taking them out for the night, how you store them is the paramount to their longevity. Dentures need to remain moist so their shape does not distort or they don’t try out. By purchasing a denture soaking solution or putting them in water, you can ensure they will remain at their very best. However, if your dentures have metal attachments, solution may discolour them. Contact your dentist for tips on how to correctly store your dentures. The main step to ensuring your dentures remain in tip-top shape is by visiting the dentist regularly and never attempt to fix or alter your dentures yourself. Sometimes dentures aren’t fitted correctly which can cause oral sores and gum irritation. If your dentures have cracks, chips or if any of the teeth become loose, visit your oral care provider as soon as possible.
have been evident for decades now, and with a little experimentation it really is possible to strike that difficult balance between nutrition, flavour and a satisfyingly full stomach! A lot of the time it’s about taking the time to plan. Eating the right foods and setting time aside for exercise need careful consideration and the more of a habit you get into, the easier it gets to plan ahead. Stimulating yourself mentally can be done in a number of ways, whether it’s your favourite crossword or tucking into a new book, and the best part is that it’s not weather reliant. Whatever steps you take to ensure your health and wellbeing this coming spring, however, reflect on the words of Abraham Lincoln: In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.