How to Care for Your Dentures

Your dentures are caring for you by giving you your perfect smile, so why not care for it by doing all of the right things that keep the appliance in tip-top shape? It’s important to keep your dentures clean and functional, and we encourage you to do so by using the following tips:

Brush your appliance daily
It’s important that you brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush that is specifically made to clean your dentures. Brushing your appliance with this tool will help remove the plaque and food particles that have built up throughout the day. Gently brush the appliance and be careful not to damage the plastic or attachments. It is also strongly recommended to rinse your dentures between every meal.

Use the proper appliance cleaner
There are many options available when it comes to the proper denture cleaner. You can simply use hand soap, mild dishwashing liquid, or you can use an ultrasonic cleaner that you can purchase at the store. These ultrasonic cleaners, however, do not replace your daily brushing. Please do not use household cleaners or abrasive toothpastes to clean the appliance.

Take care of the dentures while not wearing them
When you take the appliance out of your mouth, make sure you keep it moist so it does not dry or lose its shape. You can place the dentures in denture cleaner or in water. However, if your denture has metal attachments, it’s best to place the appliance in water rather than cleaning solution.

Handle the dentures with great care
Do your best to never drop the appliance. Dropping it can cause major damage. So, when handling the dentures, stand over a folded towel or a sink that is full of water when you are taking the dentures out of your mouth or putting them back in.

With these tips, you will have a strong, functional, and clean denture that will give you the smile you have always wanted. If you have any questions or if you would like more details, please feel free to call our office and talk to a member of our team. We look forward to talking with you!