How Do I Take Care of My Denture?

Handling a denture requires care. You might consider standing over a folded towel or a sink of water-in case you accidentally drop the denture. Brush the denture each day to remove food deposits and plaque. Brushing your denture helps prevent the appliance from becoming permanently stained.

It is best to use a specific brush that is designed for cleaning dentures. A denture brush has bristles that are arranged to fit the shape of the denture. A regular, soft-bristled toothbrush is also acceptable. Avoid using a brush with hard bristles- it can damage the denture.

Clean your dentures by thoroughly rinsing off loose food particles. Moisten the brush and apply the denture cleaner. Brush all denture surfaces gently to avoid damaging the plastic. A denture could lose its proper shape if it is not kept moist. At night, the denture should be placed in soaking solution or water. Your denturist can recommend the best way for preserving your denture.

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