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How Can I Keep My Dentures Clean At Home?

How Can I Keep My Dentures Clean At Home?

Dentures are a great option for people who are missing multiple teeth, making it easier to talk and eat, as well as creating an improvement in your smile. Dr. Barret Davidson and the experts at Texas Sage Dentistry in McKinney, TX offer full and partial dentures for adults of any age.

Our dentures are designed to look natural and realistic, but you must also properly maintain your appliance to ensure it remains healthy and safe to use.

Here are a few recommendations you can follow at home to keep your dentures clean and in good working order.

Brush after each meal

  • You’ll need to brush your dentures like you would with any natural teeth. Brushing helps remove bits of food and bacteria from your dentures to keep them healthy and clean.
  • Whitening toothpaste is not necessary because the peroxide materials in whitening toothpaste products won’t change the colors of the teeth on the dentures.
  • Be sure you use a soft-bristled brush when brushing your dentures and clean off the grooves that go on your gums to help clear any old bits of adhesive that might remain.

Soak your dentures overnight

  • Since you won’t be wearing your dentures overnight, you’ll need to keep them safe during the evening hours. Keep your dentures in a mild soaking solution each night to keep them moist and safe. The effort ensures the dentures will retain their shape and keep a secure fit in your mouth.
  • Don’t forget to also rinse the dentures before you put them back in your mouth. Some denture-soaking solutions may contain chemical materials that can be irritating and hard to consume if you accidentally swallow them.

Avoid using hot water

  • Hot water can warp the dentures and cause some of the plastic materials on them to bend. Avoid using hot water when cleaning or managing your dentures to keep them healthy.
  • Pay attention to anything that seems out of place
  • Sometimes, your dentures might feel loose as they age. The dentures can produce sores and irritation around your gums, with these problems occasionally leading to infections. Dr. Davidson can help you review your dentures and see if you need to fix anything.

Keep your mouth clean after removing the dentures

Your mouth can also influence how well your dentures work. Be sure you clean your mouth after you remove your dentures by cleaning out the adhesive materials around your gums. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean out the adhesive. You can use a bit of gauze around the cheeks and other soft spots in your mouth to remove anything. The gums will need to stay clean to ensure you can maintain a healthy grip on your dentures without risking them slipping off or becoming too weak.

Contact us for your denture evaluation in McKinney, TX today

Your dentures are essential to your life, as they will help you maintain and keep a healthy smile as you age. Not only will they improve your appearance, but they will also fit comfortably in your mouth.

Contact us today to talk with Dr. Barret Davidson and the team at Texas Sage Dentistry in McKinney, TX if you have any further questions or concerns about how to care for your dentures.

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