If you have just been fitted for complete dentures, congratulations! You are on your way to a new, improved smile. But before you can start enjoying your new dentures, there are a few things you need to know about how to care for them. This blog post will discuss the best ways to keep your dentures clean and looking their best. Read on to discover more!
1. Brush your dentures regularly with a toothbrush and denture toothpaste
Just as you brush your natural teeth daily, cleaning your dentures is important to remove food debris and plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria that is very sticky. It forms on teeth and gums and can cause gum disease. It would help if you started out by rinsing your dentures with water. Next, use a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush and denture toothpaste to clean the dentures. You should avoid using regular toothpaste, as it could be abrasive. You should brush all surfaces of the dentures, including the inside surfaces that fit against your gums. Be careful not to brush too hard, as this can damage the dentures. Rinse your dentures thoroughly after brushing.
2. Soak them in water or a denture cleaning solution overnight
Many people who wear dentures rely on them to restore their smiles and improve their chewing function. However, dentures require special care in order to stay clean and prevent gum irritation. Therefore, it is important to soak dentures in water or a cleaning solution overnight. Doing so will help remove any food particles or plaque accumulated on the dentures during the day. In addition, soaking dentures helps to keep them from drying out and becoming misshapen. As a result, taking the time to soak dentures overnight can help to prolong their life and ensure that they remain comfortable to wear.
3. Use a soft-bristled brush to clean the gums and tongue
For those who have recently begun wearing dentures, taking care of your mouth is essential to avoid any discomfort or irritation. In addition to brushing your teeth, you should also use a soft-bristled brush to clean your gums and tongue. Doing so will help to remove any food particles that may be lodged in your mouth and will also prevent bad breath.
By taking these simple steps, you can ensure that your dentures are always clean and comfortable. For more info and advice, contact your dentist today.
You may have heard that cavities and oral decay are linked to things like heart disease, and, in fact, your oral health affects your entire body. Hi! My name is Brenda, and I like to look at things holistically. Because of that, I created this blog. I plan for its posts to look at the link between dental issues and other health issues. I hope that the people who visit this blog learn a few tips about oral care as well as gaining a deeper understanding of why it's so important. Healthy smiles indicate a healthy body, and I hope this blog helps you achieve both!