Dentures are strong, beautiful, and reliable appliances that replace your missing teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. However, that is only the case if you take good care of it. This is why it’s recommended to clean your denture regularly. Doing so can help you keep it in tip-top shape.
In order to properly clean your denture, you first need to rinse the appliance after you’ve eaten. This can help you avoid plaque buildup and stuck-on food particles that can cling to your replacement teeth. As you rinse the denture, be careful. If you drop it, there is a good chance it could break.
Next, you need to clean your mouth and denture daily. If you have remaining natural teeth, you need to make sure to brush, floss, and rinse them regularly. If you don’t have remaining teeth, you can clean your gums, cheeks, tongue, and roof of the mouth with a soft toothbrush or washcloth. Doing these things can help you keep your mouth and denture clean. When it comes to cleaning your denture, it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture cleaner. Use these tools to remove the plaque and food particles on your appliance.
Lastly, soak your denture overnight. You can do so by placing your appliance in a cup of water or mild denture cleaning solution when you sleep. It’s best to keep the denture moist so it can stay in tip-top shape.
If you have any questions about how to take good care of your dentures in Newport Beach, California, please call Douglas Hauck DDS, Inc. at (949) 729.9950. Our dental team will be more than happy to talk with you and help you keep your appliance in great shape. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Douglas Hauck if you’re concerned about your appliance. We look forward to hearing from you!