Denture Care

We hope that you are enjoying your new dentures and that they look and feel great. As a follow-up, I wanted to give you some tips on how to care for your new dentures.

 

  • Remember to take out the denture at bedtime and put it back in when you wake up. Do not wear dentures around the clock, because tissues that are covered with denture material all the time can become irritated.
  • Dentures are very delicate and can break if dropped even a few inches onto a hard surface. Be sure to handle them with care. When putting in or taking out your dentures, stand over a folded towel or a sink filled with water.
  • When you are not wearing them, keep your dentures plain water. Never soak dentures in hot water because this can cause them to warp. Never apply denture cleansers while dentures are still in the mouth. Don’t let your dentures dry out or they might lose their shape. If I recommended that you use a denture soaking solution, look for one that displays the ADA Seal of Acceptance, a symbol of safety and effectiveness.
  • Be sure to keep your dentures away from curious children or pets.
  • Daily brushing will help remove food deposits and plaque and help prevent your artificial teeth from becoming permanently stained. Avoid hard-bristled toothbrushes that can damage your dentures. A toothbrush made specifically for denture cleaning is best, but a soft-bristled toothbrush can also be used.
  • To clean your dentures, rinse off any loose bits of food. Moisten the brush and apply the cleanser that I have recommended and gently brush every surface of the denture.

 

Now that you’ve been fitted with your dentures, it is important to have regular visits with us to make sure that they continue to fit. We look forward to seeing you at your follow-up visits. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office or rscottcollins@nbridgedental.com. As always, it is a pleasure to provide you with quality dental care.

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