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Keeping Your Dentures Clean


Keeping Your Dentures Clean

Oct 12 • 2 min read

Discover effective strategies for maintaining clean dentures. Keep your dentures looking fresh while ensuring excellent oral health with these practices:

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  1. Daily Denture Brushing: Perform twice-daily cleaning using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleanser to eliminate food, plaque, and residues. Pay attention to cleaning grooves for adhesive remnants.
  2. Nighttime Soaking: When not in use, soak dentures in water or a mild denture solution overnight. Prevent warping and maintain their shape, ensuring cleanliness and freshness.
  3. Rinse After Meals: Remove and rinse your dentures with water post-meals to dislodge food particles and loose debris. Crucially, clean them following the consumption of stain-inducing foods and drinks.
  4. Oral Hygiene: Don’t neglect your oral health, as oral bacteria can transfer to dentures. Maintain good oral care habits, including brushing your natural teeth with a soft-bristled brush and using a clean cloth to remove denture adhesive residues from your gums.
  5. Regular Dental Visits: Schedule biannual dental appointments to have your prosthetic teeth assessed and professionally cleaned. Ensure a secure fit to prevent slipping, irritation, infection, and sores. These visits also assess your gum, remaining teeth, and jaws’ health.
  6. Gentle Handling: Handle your dentures carefully as they are more fragile than natural teeth. Prevent chipping, cracking, or breaking by using a towel over the sink or collecting water during cleaning. Avoid rough or abrupt handling.
  7. Avoid Harsh Materials: Refrain from using abrasive cleaning products that may harm dentures, including strong cleansers, bleach, whitening toothpaste, hot water, and stiff-bristled brushes.

Following proper care guidelines will enhance your life quality with dentures, allowing you to eat and speak comfortably. Select suitable materials and products, and consult your dentist for concerns.

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