Part of having dentures is learning how to successfully care for your appliance. After all, they’re a serious investment and taking proper care of them will insure that they last for years to come.
When you begin the cleaning process, start by rinsing your dentures. After a thorough rinsing, you should brush them off with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Keep in mind that you don’t want to use abrasive toothpaste. You should look for a denture toothpaste or denture cleaner that has earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal insures that the ADA has researched and tested the product for safety and effectiveness. It’s also important to give your own mouth a light brushing. Make sure you brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. This will help remove any bacteria or plaque that could harm your gum tissue or cause bad breath.
When you’re not wearing your dentures, you should always soak them in water and put them in a safe place. Drying out your dentures can cause them to warp and it can shorten their lifespan.
If you have questions about how to care for your dentures, please call us at 517.787.0550. Our office is here to help you maintain positive oral health.