If you or a loved one wears dentures, it is important to remember that dentures still require care and maintenance. Denture cleaning tablets, toothpastes and brushes can be purchased in the regular toothpaste/toothbrush aisle at most stores. Below are some other guidelines for denture care.
Take your dentures out after meals to rinse.
Take your dentures out when you sleep. Place them in a cup with water or a mild denture cleaning solution.
When cleansing your denture, place a towel on the counter or in the sink, in case you drop them.
When dentures are removed, clean remaining teeth and/or tissues that support the denture with a soft toothbrush, clean cloth, or gauze.
Brush dentures at least 1X a day!
Avoid hot water and abrasive cleaners!
If a spot is sore or your denture feels loose, call us to schedule an appointment!
It is important to still visit your dentist. We will preform an exam to make sure your mouth and gums are healthy and professionally clean your dentures.