At Scott 72 Dental Centre our dentists understand that it's going to take a little time to get used to caring for your new dentures. So, while you're adjusting to your new smile, here are some tips from our Delta BC dentists on how to keep your dentures looking and feeling their very best.
Dentures replace missing teeth and help to restore the appearance and function of your smile. Now that you have new dentures, you're going to want to keep them looking and working their very best. Understanding how to care for your dentures properly is essential for keeping them looking and feeling great.
Clean Your Dentures Daily
Brushing your dentures like your would your natural teeth, helps to keep your new smile bright.
Do not use toothpaste on your dentures. Toothpaste is too harsh for delicate dentures and could cause damage. When brushing your dentures simply use plain water and a soft denture brush to gently brush and clean your dentures each day.
When cleaning around attachments be a little cautious, since attachments can bend.
To keep dentures looking great between brushings, rinse your dentures under cool running water after eating to help remove food particles.
Soak Your Dentures Each Night
Soak dentures every night to help make them easier to clean. Soaking does not replace brushing! It does however help to loosen the plaque and tartar that can build up on dentures, making brushing more effective.
Before going to sleep, remove your dentures and leave them to soak in plain warm water or denture cleaner. If your dentures have metal attachments, avoid using denture solutions since these can tarnish the metal.
Soaking and brushing your dentures thoroughly every day will keep your smile bright and your dentures feeling and tasting fresh.
Treat Dentures With Care
Our Delta dentists recommend placing a folded towel in the sink, (or on the bathroom vanity), while you are taking your dentures in or out of your mouth. That way, if you accidentally drop your dentures the towel can act as a cushion to help protect your dentures from being damaged.
Whenever you aren't wearing your dentures, store them safely in water to prevent them from drying out.