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How Do I Take Care Of My Dentures?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Northstar Dental
How Do I Take Care Of My Dentures?Proper dental hygiene involves the regular cleaning of your dentures. Full, partial, or removable dentures should be properly cleaned to prevent discoloration and stains. Our practice recommends several ways to clean your dentures, as discussed in this article.

Rinsing dentures after eating

You should remove your dentures and run water over them after every meal. This step helps eliminate food particles that might be on the dentures. When rinsing them in the sink, you should place a towel down to avoid breaking the dentures if you drop them. It would help if you also were careful not to bend the plastic as you clean your dentures.

Cleaning your mouth

After removing the dentures, you should correctly and thoroughly do mouth cleaning. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush while cleaning your teeth, tongue, and palate. As you clean your gums, you should remove the remaining used denture adhesive.

Brushing your dentures

Ensure that you brush your dentures daily. The dentures should be soaked and gently brushed with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Regular brushing of your dentures will help remove food debris and plaque. Use a gentle denture cleanser to clean the dentures. Remember to clean the grooves that fit your gums and get rid of any remaining used-up denture adhesive. Dental cleansers should never be used inside the mouth.

Storing your dentures overnight

Dentures usually require to stay moist to maintain their custom shape. For this reason, it is essential to soak your dentures overnight. You may wash the dentures in water or a dental soaking solution. It is vital to thoroughly rinse the dentures before putting them back into your mouth after soaking them with a dental soaking solution. Visit our practice for more information on how to properly clean and care for your dentures to make them last longer.
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