Removable dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best. For good denture care:
- Remove and rinse dentures after eating.
Always rinse your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. You may want to place a towel on the counter or in the sink or put some water in the sink so the dentures won't
break if you drop them.
- Handle your dentures carefully.
Be sure you don't bend or damage the plastic or the clasps when cleaning.
- Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush on natural teeth and gauze or a soft toothbrush to clean your tongue, cheeks and roof of your mouth (palate). If used, remove any remaining denture adhesive
from your gums.
- Brush your dentures at least daily.
Remove and gently clean your dentures daily. Soak and brush them with a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque and other deposits.
Most types of dentures need to stay moist to keep their shape. Place the dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking
solution overnight. Check with your dentist about properly storing your dentures overnight. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on cleaning and soaking solutions.
dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution.
These solutions can contain harmful chemicals that cause
vomiting, pain or burns if swallowed.
- Schedule regular dental checkups.
Dentist can help ensure a proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort, and also check the inside of your mouth to make sure it's healthy.
- See your dentist if you have a loose fit.
Kindly visit you dentist if your dentures become loose.