How to Care for your Dentures - Nova Dentures

How to Care
for your Dentures

The Do’s And Don'ts Of
Denture Care

  • Handle dentures with great care. To avoid accidentally dropping them, stand over a folded towel or a full sink of water when handling them.
  • Brush and clean them daily. Dentures must be brushed daily to remove food and plaque. Brushing also helps prevent the development of permanent stains on the dentures. Use a brush with soft bristles that is specifically designed for cleaning dentures.
  • Take them out at night and place them in water with a cleaner. This will allow any plaque and bacteria to not accumulate on your dentures keeping them fresh.
  • Brushing your gums. Gentle brushing or using your index finger to brush your gums is a good way to increase blood circulation and keep them healthy, especially after wearing dentures all day you need to take your dentures out at night to give them some rest.
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Dont's:

  • Do not use toothpaste or other abrasive products on your dentures. Toothpaste is great for natural teeth but too harsh for dentures. It scratches the shiny surface of your dentures causing plaque and bacteria to accumulate more.
  • If they’re not in your mouth they are in water, but not hot water. Leaving your dentures out dry causes them to dry out and shrink which compromises the fit so it’s important to have them submerged in water. Because they are a type of plastic you can’t have them in hot water because they will warp and bend making them not fit.
  • Do not use bleach or other home cleaning products as they may be toxic and weaken the dentures. Always use products that are labeled for denture cleaning
  • Do not neglect your dentures, always have a daily cleaning regiment. If you take care of your dentures they will last you a long time.

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