Our dentists at Jubilee Dental Centre in Summerland understand that it will take some time to get used to wearing and caring for your new dentures. Here are some tips on how to keep your dentures in great condition as you adjust to your new routine.
By replacing missing teeth with dentures, we can help restore the function and appearance of your smile. If dentures are new for you, you’re going to need to learn how to clean and care for your new teeth to keep them feeling and looking their best. While you will receive specific instructions from your dentist on how to care for your new dentures, today we’ll offer a few tips to get you started.
How to Keep Your Dentures Clean
Every day, take time to brush your dentures thoroughly, just like you would your natural teeth. Brushing well, for two minutes twice daily, will help keep your new smile bright.
However, don’t use regular toothpaste to perform this task - it’s too harsh and could damage your delicate dentures. Simply use plain water and a soft denture brush to give your dentures a daily cleaning.
Be extra cautious when cleaning around any attachments, since they could bend. Between brushings, after you eat, keep your dentures in mint condition by using cool running water to rinse them. This will help wash away any stuck-on food particles and bacteria.
How to Keep Your Dentures in Good Condition
You can keep your dentures clean easier by soaking them every night, in addition to brushing them. This helps to loosen tartar and plaque that can build up on dentures during the day. It also helps to make brushing more effective.
Before heading to bed, remove your dentures and soak them in a denture cleaning solution or plain warm water. A special note to avoid using denture solutions if the dentures have metal attachments, as these could tarnish the metal.
By giving your dentures a daily brushing and soaking, you’ll help keep your smile bright, and your dentures feeling great in your mouth.
Preventing Damage to Your Dentures
Our Summerland dentures recommend placing a folded towel in the sink (or on your bathroom vanity) each time you put your dentures in or remove them from your mouth. This way, the towel will act as a cushion to help protect your dentures from getting damaged in case you accidentally drop them.
Another important tip is to remember to store your dentures in water whenever you take them out. This prevents your new teeth from drying out.