How To Care For Your Dentures

It is important to treat your dentures as you should treat your natural teeth. They must be kept as clean as possible to prevent inflamed gums, bacterial and fungal infections or further tooth loss.

It is best that you clean your dentures as you would your natural teeth, twice a day, and after eating when necessary.

Always remove your denture for cleaning and ensure you brush your gums to stimulate blood circulation.

Rinse your dentures thoroughly under water and clean with a soft denture brush before soaking in a recommended denture cleaner to help remove any food debris.

Denture Care

Make sure you clean all the surfaces of the dentures, including the surface which touches your gums. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them.

When your dentures are not in use always cover them with water or a denture cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.

Using a recommended denture cleaner will help remove stubborn stains and leave your denture feeling fresher.

There are many different denture cleaning products available, either direct from your dental prosthetist or at most grocery stores and chemists.

Never clean your dentures with toothpaste, bleaching product, ammonia based cleaners, abrasives or very hot water.

Your dental prosthetist can also professionally clean your dentures in their laboratory and demonstrate cleaning procedures.

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