How to take care of your dentures at home
Your dentures work like natural teeth to allow you to talk and eat, but that also means they also collect the same plaque causing bacteria and stains. Regular daily cleanings can keep your dentures working for years, but only if you do it right.
Cleaning and Handling Your Dentures.
You should never clean your dentures while they are still in your mouth. You always want to remove them first. Generally, you should rinse them after every meal, and brush them once a day. You will get the best results if you brush with your dentist-recommended cleaning solution, mild dish detergent, or liquid hand soap. Because your dentures are fragile, you always want to do these cleanings over a sink filled with water while standing on folded paper towels in case you drop them. You should also completely remove any leftover adhesive from your gums after each cleaning.
Storing Your Dentures.
You should never wrap your dentures in paper towels or store them out in the open or under hot water. Therefore, you should just store them in water or a cleaning solution at room temperature. Obviously, you want them keep your dentures far out of the reach of your kids and pets.
You Should See Your Dentist Regularly Too!
You also want to contact your dentist regularly for more thorough cleaning. Your dentist has more advanced cleaning agents that can clean your dentures better than what you can do on your own. He or she are also here to answer any question you may have about your dentures and oral health.
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