Denture Care: How do I clean dentures?

Dentures are used by a high part of the population worldwide. These must be well cared for so that they can last for years. In this article, you will know what you should do to give good maintenance to your dentures. 

If you are starting to wear dentures or have been wearing them for some time, we recommend you check out the following information.

Learn how to take care of your new teeth with these simple tips.

1. Brush your dentures daily.

It is necessary to do a correct daily brushing of our false teeth. False teeth, just like natural teeth, accumulate bacterial plaque and food debris. An important part that is often forgotten when cleaning is the inner spaces in which the denture fits. 

Cleaning this area is highly important. Especially if you are using the adhesive on a regular or daily basis.

2. Be gentle.

You should try to treat your dentures with the utmost care. Even those that are flexible. When handling dentures, avoid forcing them. 

Take special care with removable dentures. These are thinner than the rest, which makes them even more fragile. Avoid falling asleep with them.

If you are starting to wear dentures for the first time, try to eat soft foods while you adjust to them. Little by little, you will be able to incorporate foods that require greater bite pressure, such as meats. 

Be patient at first. It usually takes 6 to 8 weeks to adjust to your new teeth. The dentist can guide you so that the adaptation process takes place in the best possible way.

Remember to be careful when you remove your dentures so they don’t slip out of your hand. This type of accident is the most common and often happens when you start using dentures. To prevent them from falling off and breaking, you can use a napkin every time you need to remove or hold the dentures with your hands.

3. Overnight soaking.

Soak dentures overnight in a solution specifically designed for dentures. Before putting them back on, rinse them with water. Don’t forget to do this step, as denture solutions contain a few harsh chemical ingredients. 

Remove dentures from your mouth for at least two hours each day and leave them in water or solution. You can take advantage of this moment to clean your dentures with a soft brush.

4. Visit us.

Regular check-ups at the dentist are still relevant when you have dentures. We recommend scheduling a dentist visit every six months or at least once a year.

This can save you a lot of hassle and prevent unpleasant situations such as loose parts or at risk of falling off.

Avoid any discomfort by attending our office. We are more than willing to help you and guide you with the care of your dentures.

At Hills Dental Design, we want our patients to feel comfortable with their new smiles. Contact our team of highly-skilled dentists to schedule an appointment over the phone or online so we can help you with your oral health.

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