How To Properly Care For Your Dentures: Five Helpful Hints

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Your dentures give you the new smile you want while helping you to get through daily life. Protecting this investment in your smile means knowing how to clean and care for your dentures. Use this guide to keep your dentures looking their best for years to come.

Rinse After Eating

Food can become stuck between the dentures and your gums. To avoid food particles from irritating your gums and damaging your dentures, remove them after each meal. Rinse them in a bowl of lukewarm water and place them on a towel to dry. You can also use this opportunity to brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush before putting them back in.

Clean Your Mouth

While you don't have to brush your dentures while they are in your mouth, you will still need to use a toothbrush to clean your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth. This will keep your mouth free from food particles and possibly even bacteria. If your gums are too sensitive for a toothbrush, you can use soft, sterile gauze instead.

Visit The Dentist

Having dentures does not mean you no longer have to visit the dentist. Over time, your mouth can change. This can also change the way your dentures fit in your mouth. Your dentist can perform adjustments and repairs to keep your dentures fitting properly, which can prevent pain and discomfort. Your dentist will also provide professional cleanings to keep your dentures looking great.

Keep Your Dentures Moist

Dentures need to be soaked overnight to maintain their shape. Be sure to take your dentures out before you go to sleep, and soak them in a manufacturer-approved soaking solution. When you put them back in every morning, rinse the dentures thoroughly to remove the cleaning solution before putting your dentures in your mouth.

Avoid Abrasive Cleaners

While some dental products are good for natural teeth, they may not be approved for use with your dentures. Abrasive toothpastes, such as those with whitening properties, can damage your dentures. Stiff toothbrushes can have the same effect. Don't attempt to bleach your dentures to whiten them, as this may cause them to become discolored.

Talk to your dentist and check out to learn about how to care for your dentures, and be sure to ask him or her to perform any repairs if your dentures become broken or begin to fit improperly. With the right care and the help of your dentist, your dentures can stay strong and beautiful for years to come.


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