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How To Take Care Of Your Dentures

Dentures can help you feel and look your best, so it is important that you take care of them properly. Here are three tips to help you take care of your dentures.

Be Careful

Your dentures are carefully crafted from porcelain and other materials, and they need to be handled with care. Place a washcloth in the bottom of your sink so that your dentures have a soft resting spot when being rinsed, do not use abrasive cleansers or bleaching solutions and only ever use lukewarm water to clean, rinse or soak them.

Brush Daily

It is important to brush your dentures each day, just as you would brush your regular teeth, in order to remove food particles and plaque. Make sure to use a soft bristled brush and a gentle denture cleanser. You should also brush your gums, the palate of your mouth and your tongue with regular toothpaste so that your mouth is clean as well.

Soak Nightly

Dentures are meant to stay moist and you must soak them each night so that they do not dry out and warp. Make sure there is enough space in the cup or container for the dentures to soak completely, and place them gently in the solution, do not drop them in or you could risk breaking them.
If you take care of your dentures, they can take care of you and allow you to live your life the way you want without restrictions. To learn more about how to take care of your dentures, call Indiana Family Dentistry LLC.