How to look after your dentures

Cleaning your dentures

It is important to follow a good cleaning routine to ensure the longevity and aesthetics of your dentures. Clean your dentures after each meal, or at least twice a day. Remove them, and rinse away food particles with warm or cold water.  It is not recommended to use toothpaste on the dentures, as this can be quite abrasive. The most effective and gentle way to clean your dentures is by brushing them with a denture brush and mild soap.

Your dentures would benefit greatly by soaking them in a cleaning solution nightly or a once a week solution.

Storing your dentures and overnight care

Ideally, your dentures should be removed before going to bed as this allows the gum tissue a chance to rest.  Removal of full dentures will also prevent grinding and clenching of the teeth, which increase wear on them and other complications.

When the dentures are not in your mouth they should be stored in their case with water to keep them from drying out. Allowing dentures to dry out can cause warpage.

Oral Hygiene

We recommend massaging your gums and tongue with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste daily.  Antibacterial mouthwash or warm salt-water rinses are also highly beneficial.

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