Dentures are an extremely popular solution for those who have lost their natural teeth. Dentures allow you to enjoy day-to-day life again, as if you had your own teeth back. Wearing dentures allows you to enjoy eating the foods you love and gives you the confidence to smile boldly. Your dentures, though, need to be cared for just as you would care for your regular teeth. It can seem strange to transition from regular teeth to dentures, but we are here to help you along the way. If you have been considering dentures in Mesquite, stop by our clinic to learn more about your options. We love helping our clients achieve the full, healthy life they desire with the teeth they need to accomplish day-to-day tasks. Learn more here about how to clean your dentures and take good care of them.
Removing & Cleaning
Cleaning your dentures requires removing them first. Unlike your normal teeth, you do not simply brush your dentures while they are in place. The following are some step-by-step tips on cleaning your dentures.
- Start by placing a towel underneath the area you will be working. Dropping your dentures on a hard countertop can lead to damage to your dentures. If you are in the bathroom, lay down a towel over the counter.
- Carefully remove your dentures and place one on the towel, and hold the other denture for cleaning.
- Use a soft brush to clean your dentures. Do not use a normal toothbrush to clean your dentures. It is important to find a brush that is designed for denture cleaning. Normal toothbrushes can be too abrasive for cleaning dentures.
- Use a gentle cleaner. You can use a liquid dish detergent, a hand soap, or a specifically designed denture cleaning solution. Do not use your normal toothpaste on dentures. Like the aforementioned toothbrush, toothpaste can be too abrasive for your dentures and can lead to damages over time.
- Brush them thoroughly. Make sure you take the time to carefully brush the entirety of your dentures, leaving no areas untouched.
- Rinse your dentures with warm water. Do not use scalding hot water, as you can damage your dentures. Opt for the warmth you can achieve through your tap, and make sure it is comfortable to the touch.
- Store your dentures overnight. Do not wear your dentures overnight. Give your gums time to breathe, and keep your dentures in a safe case during the night. Put them in either a denture solution, or water. Never leave them exposed to the air overnight. This can damage your dentures due to drying the material out.
Interested in gaining back your beautiful smile? Call today to schedule an appointment with our team to learn more about dentures in Mesquite. We look forward to helping you soon.