Scientists in the UK conducted a study in which they studied how a removable dental prosthesis affects a person’s health. It turned out that with improper hygiene of the structure, when it is constantly contaminated, the risk of developing such a serious and deadly disease as pneumonia increases. Indeed, in the oral cavity, because of this, there is an active colonization of respiratory pathogens. They can travel through the respiratory tract and cause infection.
What else is fraught with poor-quality hygiene of removable dental structures, aif.ru told Ekaterina Averina, orthopedic dentist.
Removable prosthetics is always fraught with the fact that the microflora of the oral cavity changes – this is inevitable. Due to the fact that a foreign body appears in the mouth, the surface of the teeth and gums cease to clean themselves. This leads to a huge accumulation of bacteria, especially in those places where the prosthesis is attached to the crown of the tooth – relevant for a partial construction. The longer such a prosthesis is in the mouth, the more biocontamination occurs. And this can lead to serious health problems – inflammatory diseases in the oral cavity (the same stomatitis) and various complications. Problems with the respiratory tract may appear, since this is a single area – there may be runny noses, and sore throats, and enlarged tonsils, and other pathologies.
Correct and competent care of the structure helps to reduce the risks – it must be observed clearly and strictly, all the necessary procedures must be performed several times a day.
How to properly care for a prosthesis?
There are several ways to clean up a structure:
The first option involves the use of special brushes for cleaning removable structures. On such a bristle is located on both sides. One part is longer – it is needed to process the outside of the structure, the shorter one cleans the inside. Such a brush should be soft, the packaging is usually labeled “soft”. Also, special attention should be paid to pastes – you should choose low-abrasive options. The abrasive coefficient is written on the package under the letter RDA. In the presence of a removable prosthesis, it is worth choosing those pastes whose coefficient is 0. As a rule, such pastes are used for young children.
It happens that a stronger effect is required, then chemical cleaning is used. In this case, we are talking about the use of special disinfectants, where the prosthesis is placed. To prepare the solution, you can purchase special cleansing tablets at the pharmacy. Such cleansing helps to get rid of bacterial plaque – it is he who becomes the cause of mucosal diseases, as well as an unpleasant odor from the structure.
But here it is important to understand that if the prosthesis is heavily soiled, even such disinfection will not completely clean it. In a situation where a layer of pigment is noted on the prosthesis or even tartar is present, then simple tablets designed for home care will not help. In this case, the help of a specialist is required when he cleans the structure using ultrasound. With the use of such a procedure, which takes up to 20 minutes, it is possible to clean the structure completely from various contaminants, even in hard-to-reach places.
Daily care of the structure involves constant rinsing under clean water after each meal. It is worth considering the fact that a contaminated structure not only negatively affects health, but also wears out faster.
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