To keep your dentures clean and free
from stains and bacteria, they need proper care. Need some tips on how to
clean, store, and handle your dentures the right way? Your Dallas
dentist is here to help.
need regular cleaning, just like your
real teeth. Ideally, you should take off and rinse dentures after every meal.
If this is not possible, be sure to clean them thoroughly at least once a day.
You may use a denture cleanser or liquid soap to remove food deposits, plaque,
and other particles. Doing so will help prevent the formation of stains.
- Before inserting your dentures, brush
your natural teeth, tongue, palate,
gums, as well as the roof and cheeks of your mouth using a soft-bristled brush.
This will help stimulate circulation in your mouth. In the same way, we
recommend that you massage your gums to stimulate blood circulation before
- To reduce odor-causing bacteria, be sure to soak your dentures
overnight. Your dental provider and the brand of the solution may have their
recommendations; simply follow given instructions.
not clean your dentures with the following:
- Whitening toothpaste
- Abrasive cleaning items
- Hot water
- Products with bleach
- Rinse your dentures thoroughly before putting them back in. This
is especially true if you are using a cleansing solution. The chemicals in the solution
may cause pain, vomiting, or burns when ingested.
- Never allow your dentures to dry out. When you are not wearing
them, place them in plain water or a soaking solution.
- Do not wrap them in a paper towel. You don’t want others to
mistake it for trash! Store smart by keeping them out of reach of children and
Visit Your Dallas
dentist for Denture
People with dentures need to visit their dental professional on a regular basis too! Get your dentures and mouth cleaned and examined, most especially if your dentures feel loose, no longer fit properly, or chip, break, or crack. Do not attempt to repair or adjust them yourself. This may damage your dentures beyond repair.
If your dentures are a few years old
and are not fitting properly, we recommend that you come in for a visit. We can
help you by repairing your dentures or put in new teeth that feel and look
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