It is important to keep your dentures clean for the sake of your oral health.
Dentures are often a great solution for patients who are missing teeth and would like to restore both the function and aesthetic of their smile. Dentures are an affordable treatment, and are designed to provide a natural-looking appearance. If you choose to get removable dentures, it is important that you commit to a regular cleaning routine. This will help to maintain good oral health, as well as fresh breath. Read on to find out how to clean your dentures thoroughly…
How should dentures be cleaned?
It is important to clean your dentures thoroughly — without regular cleaning, plaque and food can stick to their surfaces, which can lead to issues like gum disease and bad breath. To properly clean your dentures, brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush designed specially for dentures.
When brushing your dentures, be sure to clean all surfaces. You can use a mild soap and warm water, or a specially formulated denture cleanser if you prefer. Rinse your dentures with lukewarm water after brushing to ensure that all food particles and plaque have been removed.
While brushing helps to remove plaque and food debris, it’s also important that you soak your dentures in lukewarm water or a denture solution overnight. This keeps them moist and prevents them from warping.
How often should dentures be cleaned?
Your dentures should be cleaned at least once a day, but if you are able, try and brush them twice daily. It is advisable to brush your dentures first thing in the morning, and then again before you go to bed at night. Don’t forget to soak them overnight while you are sleeping as well.
If you have partial dentures, it’s essential that you brush and floss your remaining natural teeth as well. This will help to maintain your overall oral health and keep your breath smelling fresh.
How should you take care of dentures?
Besides regular brushing and soaking, it’s also a good idea to remove and rinse your dentures after eating and drinking. This will help to prevent food debris and plaque from building up throughout the course of the day.
It’s also important to remember that removable dentures are fairly fragile, so always be gentle with them when you clean them. Don’t use harsh cleaning materials or toothpaste to clean them as these can cause damage. When soaking your dentures, don’t use hot water as this can warp the materials and cause your dentures to change shape.
We recommend that you come in for regular check-ups so that your dentist can check the condition of your dentures, and ensure that the fit remains comfortable over time.
How can we help?
At Extreme Dentistry, we offer full and partial dentures for patients who are looking for an affordable and minimally invasive solution to missing teeth. Full dentures are ideal for patients who have lost all their teeth in one or both arches, while partial dentures are used when a patient still has some natural teeth remaining. To find out more about the dentures that we offer, please have a look here.
If you would like to make an appointment, please get in touch with us. Our team is available to address any questions or concerns you have about dentures, and looks forward to providing you with the dental care you need.