Dentures should be maintained in much the same way you look after your natural teeth, except that you remove dentures before caring for them. Maintaining your dentures properly is important. If they are neglected, they can become stained or otherwise damaged.
But first, give your mouth some attention. With a soft-bristled brush, clean your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth before putting in your. This promotes circulation and eliminates plaque that could irritate your gums.
Cleaning Steps for Your Dentures
You'll want to follow this process on a daily basis to clean your dentures:
- Rinse your dentures first to remove loose food particles.
- Using your soft-bristled brush, cleanse your dentures thoroughly but gently with a non-abrasive denture cleaner, taking care not to scratch them.
- Rinse them again and place them in a safe container of water to prevent warping.
- If you need adhesives for securing your dentures, check with your dentist and follow the use instructions carefully.
Finally, don't forget that regular checkups with your dentist will help maintain your denture's fit, and they can address any damage. With proper care, your dentures can last for many years.