The ideal denture brush has soft bristles and can reach every crevice in your dentures. For cleaning your denture, use a gel, a non-abrasive paste, or a mild soap.

After every meal, gently brush your denture over its entire surface, paying special attention to the spaces between the teeth and to the areas that come in contact with your gums. Brushing too vigorously, using and abrasive paste, or a brushing with hard bristles can each convey their own problems.

Dulling of your artificial teeth, premature wear and tear of your dentures, or thinning of the acrylic lining will affect the fit of your dentures. An acrylic surface that has been scratched by an abrasive substance will easily absorb saliva, and therefore carry food particles that will cause stains. The result: denture maintenance is a greater challenge than you might think.

It is also recommended that you gently brush your tongue, gums, and the roof of your mouth with a moistened, soft-bristle brush. This daily one-minute massage stimulates your circulation and tones your gum tissue, while ridding your mouth of bacteria.

TIPS: Always brush your denture over a sink full of water, or over a sink lined with a facecloth or towel. This way, if you happen to drop your denture, the impact will be considerably lessened.