It's probably safe to say after your denture has been mauled by your dog it won't be recovering. 9 out of 10 dog attacks result in a new denture. So here are some tips on How to Protect Your Dentures from Dogs.
It's actually fairly common for dogs to chew dentures, So how do you protect your dentures from becoming dog treats?
Clean Dentures Thoroughly
We all get tired and take our dentures out and go to bed without cleaning them, Which means they probably have pizza (from last nights dinner) residue on them, making them a tasty treat for the dog.
Making sure to brush your dentures thoroughly and soaking them in a cleaning solution will remove all food particles and ensure your dentures don’t smell appealing to your dog.
Keep Dentures out of Reach
If you have dogs, it’s important to know their limits when looking for food. Don’t assume it’s just where the dogs can reach easily. Some dogs can climb quite high on counters and tables. During the day, your dog may seem lazy, But at night they sometimes have an amazing amount of energy they can employ to get a secret “treat.”
Get Dentures That Stay in
Although removable dentures can and should be taken out every night to clean them properly and help avoid disease risks, some dentures are designed to remain in your mouth. Hybrid dentures are a form of implant dentures, have many benefits above and beyond keeping your dentures out of your dog’s reach. They can support proper airway and jaw health while you sleep, making your sleep more comfortable and restful.
Dr. James L. Johnson