Here are some tips for how to take care of your dentures:
- Remove and rinse dentures after eating to remove food debris and loose particles.
Clean your dentures daily:
- Gently brush your denture with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive denture cleaner or mild soap. Regular toothpaste is not advised because it is too abrasive which can lead to damage of your denture.
- Place dentures in a mild denture soaking solution to help lift stains and kill bacteria. Remember to rinse after soaking your denture in the solution.
- Reminder: Do not use hot water when soaking or brushing your denture.
Clean your mouth daily:
Even though you have dentures, you still need to take care of the tissues inside your mouth.
- Gently brush your gums, tongue, roof of the mouth and cheeks with a soft bristled toothbrush.
- Use a mouth rinse.
- Even though you have dentures, you still need to take care of the tissues inside your mouth.
Remove dentures overnight:
- This will allow your gum tissues to rest and breathe.
Soak dentures overnight:
- Most dentures need to remain moist in order to keep their shape. Check with your dentist first about properly storing your denture overnight.
Schedule regular dental checkups with your dentist:
We recommend that you still see your dentist at least once per year. During this appointment the dentist will:
- Examine your oral tissues and look for any changes or sores that could be cancerous.
- Check your denture to make sure it is fitting properly.
- A panoramic x-ray may be taken every 3-5 years to examine for any dental problems. This x-ray will capture the upper and lower jaws as well as the surrounding structures and tissues.
- Give oral hygiene and denture care instructions
- We recommend that you still see your dentist at least once per year. During this appointment the dentist will:
– from Becca W. (Dental Hygienist)