If you have dentures, you are aware that they require proper care to keep them clean and looking fresh. Caring for dentures takes no more time than caring for your natural teeth, but the routine is slightly different. Read below to make sure you are properly caring for your dentures.
Remove your dentures after eating, and rinse them off.
This is to ensure that particles and buildup don’t remain on your dentures, which can produce odor and staining. To prevent your dentures from breaking during the rinsing process, you can place a towel under them in case they fall.
Brush your natural teeth and/or gums after each meal
Using a soft bristled brush, clean your teeth, gums, tongue and palate to make sure you maintain a healthy mouth and to prevent decay, odor and keep the areas where the dentures attach from becoming irritated.
Brush your dentures at least once a day
Use a denture brush to remove any adhesive buildup. You should also pay special attention to remove food and plaque buildup, as well as any visible staining.
Soak your dentures while you sleep
Dentures usually need moisture to keep them from becoming misshapen. Ask your dentist to recommend a good solution for your dentures and follow the instructions carefully.
Rinse your dentures before wearing
After soaking your dentures in solution, you must rinse them well before returning them to your mouth. This will assure that the solution does not irritate your gums and the inside of your mouth.
In order to ensure that you have the proper fit and look for your dentures, make sure you schedule regular checkups with our well-known dentist in Studio City. We will make sure you’re doing a great job with cleaning and that there are no fractures or breaks in the denture, as well as check for proper fit. Ill-fitting dentures can create sores and lead to infection if not refitted.
If you’re reading this because you’re interested in more information, please do not hesitate to get in for a consultation. To schedule an appointment to see if dentures are right for you, please contact us, or give us a call at (818) 762-2977.