At Willowbrook Dental Clinic our dentists understand that it takes a little time to get used to caring for dentures properly. So, while you get used to your new teeth, here are some tips from our Langley dentists on how to keep your dentures in tip-top condition.
Dentures replace missing teeth, restoring the look and function of your smile. To help keep your new smile looking and working it's very best, caring for your new dentures properly is important.
Clean Dentures Daily
It's as important to brush and clean your dentures every day as it is to clean natural teeth everyday.
Use plain water and a soft denture brush to gently brush and clean your dentures daily. Be sure to take your time and clean every area of your dentures.
When cleaning around attachments be extra careful, since these can bend. Do not use toothpaste on your new dentures. Toothpaste is too harsh for delicate dentures and could damage them.
Rinse your dentures with cool water after eating to help remove food particles and keep your dentures looking great.
Soak Dentures Each Night
Soak dentures each night to help make them easier to clean. Soaking will help to loosen the plaque and tartar that builds up on the dentures.
Before going to bed, simply remove your dentures and leave them to soak in plain warm water or denture cleaner. If your dentures have metal attachments, avoid using denture solutions since these can cause metal to tarnish.
While soaking can help to make your dentures easier to clean, it does not take the place of proper cleaning. A daily routine of soaking and brushing thoroughly is essential for keeping your dentures looking their best.
Treat Dentures With Care
At Willowbrook Dental Clinic, our Langley dentists recommend placing a folded towel in the sink, (or on the bathroom vanity), while you are handling your dentures. If you accidentally drop your dentures the towel can act as a cushion to help protect your dentures from being damaged.
Store your dentures safely in water to prevent them from drying out whenever you aren't wearing them.