How To Take Care of Your New Dentures?

Keeping Your Dentures Looking Great!

Finally you have had those gaps replaced in your mouth with a fantastic, new denture. But like anything, you have to know the correct way to look after your dentures to ensure they last you a long time and stay looking great.  Blue Sky Dental provides an informative denture pack to all patients who have new dentures.  We also provide advice to patients who already have dentures. guiding them how best to make their treatment last.

It is important you treat you dentures like you would normal teeth.  They have to be cleaned everyday using a toothbrush.  Twice a day is recommended including a good, thorough clean at night.  Dentures should not be worn at night.  This is important for healthy gums and soft tissues.  If you wear them at night you risk bacterial or fungal infections in your mouth.

 Top tips for dentures!

  • Remember – brush, soak and brush again.
  • Always clean your dentures over something such as a bowl or sink of water.  If you drop them they are less likely to break.
  • When cleaning your denture use a soft bristled brush and your normal toothpaste.
  • Ensure you remove any trapped food.  If you use denture adhesive make sure all this is removed.
  • Soak your dentures using a denture cleaner.  This will help remove stains and keep them looking as good as new.
  • Finally brush the dentures again.
  • Leave your dentures in a glass of water at night.  This stops them from drying out and possibly warping.
  • Avoid any cleaning fluid or material containing bleach.  Not only will this weaken your dentures but will also alter their appearance.

Dentures can stain just like your own teeth.  Smoking, red wine, tea and coffee can cause staining but regular, effective cleaning can help prevent these stains from forming.  For more stubborn stains, your dental practice can remove these for you.

Remember, just because you have dentures you still need regular examination appointments with your dentist.  The Dentist will check the health of the remaining teeth (if any) and check the soft tissues, tongue and cheeks.  Regular appointments mean that any irregularity in your mouth can be detected and treated early.