How to Clean Your Denture
Most people do not realise that denture care is similar to that of your natural teeth. Regular
maintenance is the key to good oral health and optimizing the lifespan of your denture.
Cleaning your dentures every day is one of the most important things you can do to help your
smile keep its attractive appearance. If you don’t, plaque can form on dentures, making them less bright. Plus, failure to clean your dentures regularly can result in staining and denture odor, as well.
You may use an ultrasonic cleaner but that is not a substitute for brushing the dentures clean.
Here are a few simple and useful tips:
Dentures can break, so always fill the sink with water, then clean your dentures over the sink, just in case they slip out of your hands by accident. You can also place a towel inside the sink.
Rinse your dentures thoroughly to remove loose food particles. Use cool or warm water. But never use hot water – it can warp your dentures.
Apply a denture cleaning paste or mild hand soap to a moistened denture brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do not use ordinary toothpaste as it is too abrasive and can create dents and scratches.
Brush all surfaces thoroughly. Avoid using brushes with stiff bristles, as they can damage the denture material.
Rinse dentures well under the faucet to remove all traces of cleaning paste
Rinse after each meal: It helps remove food particles and reduce plaque buildup as well as prevents acid attacks and reduces chance of gum disease.
Care for your mouth and gums: Brush your gums, tongue and palate (and remaining teeth) with a soft toothbrush every morning to remove plaque and stimulate circulation. Then reinsert your dentures. Rinsing your mouth with lukewarm salt water also help clean your gums and helps prevent infections in case of ulcers.
Soak your dentures when not in use: Dentures must be kept moist to prevent them from drying out and losing their shape. Do not use hot water as it will cause them to warp. It is recommended to soak them in a cleanser such as ?? any avoid in all means harsh products such as bleach or vinegar.
If you are unsure of what’s the best denture care choice for you, especially if you have metal attachments. Do not hesitate to visit us and one of our prosthetist will be pleased to help you.