Dentures are a strong, successful, and reliable appliance that finally gives you the perfect smile you deserve. This appliance takes great care of you, so why not return the favor and take great care of it? It is very important that you take proper care of your dentures, and you can do so by doing the following:
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 denture cleaner
It is best to clean your dentures with hand soap, mild dishwashing liquid, or an ultrasonic cleaner. Do not clean your dentures with abrasive toothpaste, household cleaners, or bleach. Also, please do not use these cleaning techniques to replace your brushing routine. They are best used in addition to the brushing.
Take care of the dentures
It is very important that you keep the dentures in a moist environment when you are not wearing them. Keeping them in a cup of water or in a cup of denture cleaner at night will help keep the denture from drying out and from losing its shape. However, if your denture has metal attachments, it is best to keep it in a glass of water rather than denture cleaner. The denture cleaner can tarnish the metal.
Handle the appliance carefully
Be careful to not drop the appliance. Dropping it could easily damage the dentures. So, to lessen the blow of a fall, we recommend standing on a folded towel or leaning over a sink full of water when you remove and insert the dentures out of and into your mouth.
With these tips, you will have a clean, top-notch appliance that will successfully fill your mouth with beautiful teeth for years to come. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to give our office a call. We are happy to help you!