The Best Ways to Keep Your Dentures Clean
If you wear dentures, then keeping your dentures clean is a very important part of protecting your dentures and your oral health long-term. At Distinctive Dental Solutions, we can help you with all of your denture needs, including getting you fitted for dentures and providing denture tips. Here are some tips for keeping your dentures clean and in great condition for years to come.
Tips for Keeping Dentures Clean
Whether you’re new to dentures or have been wearing them for years, here are some tips and advice for keeping your dentures clean and your smile bright—
- Always remove dentures at night. Sleeping in your dentures is never a good idea, and you should always remove your dentures at night and store them properly in a cleaning solution. You should talk with your dentist about the best way to store your dentures overnight—some dentures can be stored in water, whereas others need to be soaked in a denture cleaning solution. Removing your dentures and soaking them overnight isn’t just good for your dentures, but also your gums, and will help to prevent bacteria build-up.
- Avoid certain foods. Another way to protect your dentures and keep them clean is to avoid certain foods. Foods like gum, nuts, sticky foods, popcorn, fruits, and tough meat can be difficult to eat with dentures—especially when you first get them and are getting used to them—and may damage the dentures in the long run, too.
- Brush and clean using dentist-recommended products. Did you know that you need to brush dentures too? Just like you would with your real teeth, it’s good practice to get in the habit of brushing dentures after eating, but at least once per day. You should fully remove the dentures to do this and use a dentist-recommended cleaning brush and cleanser. You should also use a soft toothbrush to brush your own gums. Rinse when finished.
- Visit your dentist regularly. The best way to protect your dentures and your oral health long-term is to schedule frequent visits with your dentist. You should have regular appointments on the calendar, but should also call your dentist immediately if your dentures are damaged, you have a loose fit, or you have gum inflammation.
Learn More About Caring for Your Dentures Today
Dentures can be a great option for many people who have missing or damaged teeth. To learn more about dentures and how to keep them clean and in good condition for years, reach out to our experienced dentists at Distinctive Dental Solutions. You can reach us online or by phone to learn more and get started.