Missing teeth can make many of life’s daily activities difficult or even impossible. Partial or full dentures replace missing teeth and are an efficient and cost-effective way to regain the use of a full set of teeth. Once you put the time and effort into getting dentures and are happy with your new smile then it is important to know how to clean and maintain dentures.
- Remove dentures after eating and rinse to remove any food particles that have lodged in them.
- Handle your dentures carefully when removing each day. Your dentures can get bent or damaged if handled incorrectly.
- You can place a towel on the counter when handling or cleaning your dentures to prevent breakage if you happen to drop them. If you do break or damage your dentures contact us at Choice Dental, do not attempt to repair the dentures yourself.
- It’s important to clean dentures daily to prevent plaque buildup, bad breath and infections. To properly clean dentures, start by rinsing off any food particles from the dentures with warm water. Then use a denture-specific cleaning solution or mild hand soap to scrub the denture surfaces gently. Pay close attention when cleaning around the clasps and brackets if you have partial dentures. After scrubbing, rinse your dentures thoroughly with warm water and let them air dry on a clean cloth or paper towel. Avoid using hot water or anything abrasive as it can damage dentures.
- While your dentures are removed brush your natural teeth, gums, and tongue with a toothbrush as you would before you had dentures.
- To maintain dentures, keep them in lukewarm water overnight so they are hydrated and don’t lose their shape. Make sure to use a denture-specific soaking solution or denture cleaner in the water, as regular products can damage dentures. Be sure to check with us if you are unsure of which product is best for your dentures. Try to remember to remove your dentures before going to sleep each night.
- Always store dentures in a safe and secure place when not in use, such as denture cups filled with denture cleanser or water. so they will not dry out.
- Before returning your dentures to your mouth give them a rinse in order to remove any of the soaking solution.
- If your dentures are uncomfortable or cause mouth sores, contact us at Choice Dental. We may be able to make adjustments to the dentures.
- Lastly, periodically visit us at Choice Dental for denture cleanings and checkups. Doing this will ensure that your dentures are fitting properly and won’t cause any issues in the future. Following these steps will help keep you dentures looking and feeling their best!
At the end of the day, dentures can be a great way to restore your smile and bite function. If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable solution, dentures may be just what you need! Contact Choice Dental today to learn more about denture options available to you.