Are you new to having dentures? Caring for them is a different process than caring for your original teeth. You need to make sure you are careful when you clean them, and they need to soak each night.
If you do not care for them the right way, you will be needing a new set of dentures before they actually wear out. Here are a few tips to make caring for them the right way, just a little bit easier.
How to Best Care for Your Dentures
One similarity between your dentures and your original teeth is that they need to be brushed to get them clean. However, you do not brush them while they are in your mouth. You need to hold them when brushing, which is a bit easier than brushing your regular teeth. Make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies to get them super clean. This should be done twice daily.
Another thing to do to care for your dentures is to make sure you always handle them with a towel under them. Dentures are fragile, especially if dropped. They can easily break, so putting a cushion below them can save you from a lot of problems. Whenever you must handle your dentures, use a towel under them, or at the very least, a sink full of water.
Finally, make sure you do not forget to soak them each night. Not only does your mouth need the break, but the dentures do, too. They need to soak to get rid of the bacteria and to keep them clean. Plus, your gums need a break so that they can heal. Don’t forget this simple step and fall asleep with them in.
It won’t do you, or your dentures, any good. If you want more tips, call our office. We know dentures and how to ensure they give you the best results possible for a long time.