It's important to care for your dentures as carefully as you would care for your natural teeth. Here are a few tips from our Surrey dentist on how to keep your dentures fitting well and looking great.
Clean Your Dentures Daily
As with natural teeth, it's important to clean your dentures every day.
Never use toothpaste on your dentures, it could damage them. Just use a soft bristle denture brush and water to thoroughly brush and clean your dentures. As you brush be sure not to bend any of the attachments, and take care to clean every area of your dentures.
After each meal, remember to rinse your dentures with water to remove any small bits of food.
Soak Your Dentures Every Night
Soaking your dentures each night will help to loosen the plaque and tartar, making your dentures easier to clean.
Remove your dentures each night and soak them in denture cleaner, or a mixture of warm water and vinegar. Note: Only use warm water to soak your dentures if they have metal attachments.
Remember, soaking your dentures is not a substitute for cleaning them properly! If you want to keep your dentures in tip top condition, soak them each night and brush them every day.
Treat Your Dentures With Care
It may be helpful to place a folded towel in the sink, (or on the bathroom vanity), while you are handling your dentures. The towel will act as a cushion and help to protect your dentures from being damaged if you accidentally drop them.
Soak your dentures in water whenever you aren't wearing them in order to prevent them from drying out.
If your dentures have metal attachments do not use denture solutions. Denture solutions could tarnish the metal.
Do not use hot water to clean your dentures, heat may cause your dentures to warp.