Why do you need to clean dentures?
Whichever kind of denture one uses, it has to be cleaned daily in a similar way the patient would brush and clean the natural teeth. Even though dentures are made of artificial teeth all oral problems like bacteria, plaque, tatar, etc. can build-up on them causing harm to the remaining teeth and gums.
How to clean dentures?
It’s easy to clean dentures. You just need to take them out of your mouth and run them in clean water to wash any food particles stuck or any plaque or tartar build-up. Then brush the denture with a soft brush and denture cleaner. Do not use electric brush or toothpaste to clean the denture as it can damage it. After brushing, you have to rinse them properly under clean running water. While the dentures are out of your mouth, don’t forget to clean the remaining natural teeth and gums.
How to preserve your dentures?
Before sleeping, always remove your denture to avoid damaging them by sleep grinding. Also taking the dentures out at night gives your gums some relaxation. To preserve them well always keep the dentures submerged in warm water, not hot water. Dentures may lose their shape if they are not kept in water. You can use denture soaking only if your dentures are not made of metals. Denture soaking solutions may tarnish the metal dentures.
Who requires dentures?
Denture is not only for senior citizens but anyone could end up getting dentures. People playing sports like Hockey, victims of accidents or people with some genetic disorders may need to get dentures. If you or someone you know might need them, regardless of your age, don’t hesitate to let us know via (905) 608-9000.