Taking proper care of your dentures can ensure for a longer lasting smile. Keeping the following simple rules in mind can keep your dentures in tip-top shape:
Remove and Rinse after Eating-Take your dentures out and rinse under warm water with a denture brush to remove food debris and other loose partials.
Handle With Care– Make sure while cleaning your dentures not to bend or damage plastic by brushing too hard. Also, moisten your denture brush to avoid scratches on the surface of your dentures.
Brush Dentures Daily-Clean your dentures at least once a day by soaking and brushing them with a nonabrasive denture cleaner to remove plaque and food particles. Never use denture cleaner inside your mouth.
Keep Your Mouth Clean-After removing your dentures clean your mouth, use a soft bristled toothbrush on natural teeth and also clean your tongue, gums and palate.
Soak Dentures Overnight– Almost all dentures need to stay moist to uphold their shape. Store your dentures in water or a denture cleanser soaking solution. It’s very important to rinse your dentures before wearing them if they were soaking in a denture soaking solution.
Here is a list of a few things to avoid:
- Abrasive Cleansing Materials-Avoid using tough-bristled brushes, harsh toothpastes and heavy cleansers.
- Whitening Products– Do not use toothpastes or any products containing bleach.
- Hot Water– Never use hot or boiling water to clean your dentures, this could warp the shape and form of them.
If you have any questions or want more information about denture care, give Cline Dental a call at 417-885-7040 or visit https://www.clinedental.org.