Your removable dentures enhance your smile, give you the confidence to laugh, and even improve your self-esteem. However, just as with your original teeth, dentures can get discolored, stained, and accumulate plaque buildup. At Universal Dental, we want to help you maintain the sheen and dazzle of your dentures. Here are a few ways to keep them looking healthy and new:
- Clean Your Dentures After Eating
Always run water over your dentures after you eat to remove debris and loosen food particles. Consider placing a towel on the countertop or in the sink when handling them to prevent them from breaking if they’re dropped.
- Soak Your Dentures
Overnight soaking of your dentures is essential to keep them moist so they can retain their shape. You can use a mild denture soaking solution, but make sure to consult with your dentist first and always read the manufacturer’s instructions before using them. Rinse off your dentures before putting them back in your mouth, as some cleaning solutions can contain harmful chemicals.
- Brush Your Dentures
At least once a day, you should brush and clean your dentures. Using a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner will be sufficient to remove plaque and other deposits which have accumulated on them. And when your dentures are removed, this provides the perfect opportunity to clean inside your mouth, including your tongue, gums, and palate.
- Handle With Care
Before handling your dentures, your hands should be clean. When cleaning them, always remember not to bend the plastic or damage the clasps. This can cause complications with the fit and comfort of your dentures.
- Schedule Regular Checkups
Occasionally, a professional cleaning may be necessary to restore the original brightness and dazzle to your dentures. Your skilled and knowledgeable denture care specialist from Universal Dental can recommend how often they may require a more thorough cleaning, as well as continually ensuring a proper fit and optimal comfort level.
At Universal Dental, we understand that now you have made the commitment to improve your smile and self-confidence with dentures, you want to keep them clean and looking their best. With these tips from our staff of oral care professionals, you can help them retain their luster and enjoy their appearance-enhancing effects for years to come!
Call today to schedule your consultation for your new dentures at 201-479-2863.