Denture Care

You should clean your dentures regularlyAdvice and tips on caring for your dentures

  • Only your dental professional is qualified to diagnose your oral health and adjust your denture or partial.
  • It is very important to take your dentures out at night.  This gives your oral tissues a break as well as cutting down on the amount of bacteria that builds up on and between your dentures and oral tissues.
  • Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture tooth brush with round-ended bristles.
  • It is very important to keep your mouth and oral tissues clean as well, even though you do not have teeth.  Bacteria will still be present and rinsing your mouth 2-3 times daily with an alcohol free mouth rinse is important to maintain proper oral health.
  • Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water.
  • Dentures can warp if placed in hot water.
  • Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth.
  • Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.
  • Discuss all your current medications with your doctor and dental professional.
  • Be sure to visit your dental professional regularly.
  • Have loose dentures checked immediately as they can cause friction and pressure on the gum tissues and bones.
  • When not in use, cover dentures with water or a denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.
  • Most dental insurance policies provide coverage for new dentures every 5 years.

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