We know that it's bound to take a little time to get used to caring for your new dentures, so here are a few tips from our Delta dentists on how to keep your new teeth in tip-top condition.
If you have missing teeth, dentures can help to restore the look and function of your smile. Caring for your new dentures properly is essential for keeping your smile looking and working it's very best.
Cleaning and caring for your new dentures is going to be pretty easy, here's how to do it:
How to Clean Your Dentures
To clean your dentures, simply use plain water and a soft denture brush to gently brush and scrub your dentures.
When cleaning around any of the attachments try to be extra cautious, since these could bend and break. It may seem like a good idea, but never use toothpaste on your dentures. Regular toothpaste is too harsh for your delicate dentures and could damage them and destroy the natural looking finish.
We also recommend, that besides twice daily cleaning, it's a good idea to rince your dentures after each meal to keep your smile looking great and free from food particles.
Soak Dentures Each Night
To make your dentures easier to clean soak them each night. Soaking helps to loosen the plaque and tartar that builds up on the dentures over the course of the day.
Before going to bed remove your dentures and leave them to soak in either plain warm water or warm water with denture cleaner. Avoid using denture solutions if your dentures have metal attachments, it could tarnish the metal.
It's important to remember that soaking dentures is not a substitute for cleaning and brushing them properly! If you want to keep your dentures looking great and fitting well, a daily routine of soaking and brushing is essential.
Handle Dentures With Care
To help keep your dentures safe, our Delta dentists recommend that you place a folded towel in the sink, (or on the bathroom vanity), while you are handling your dentures. A folded towel can act as a cushion to help protect your dentures from being damaged, if you accidentally drop them.
Whenever you aren't wearing your dentures be sure to store them in water to prevent them from drying out.