At Hanin Dental Surrey our dentists know that it's going to take some time to get used to caring for your new dentures. To help you as you work through the adjustment period, here are some tips on how to keep your dentures in tip-top condition.
Dentures help to restore the appearance and function of your smile by replacing your missing teeth. If you are new to dentures, you're going to need to learn how to care for your new teeth in order to keep them looking and feeling their best. Your dentist will be sure to provide you with specific instructions on caring for your new dentures, but below you will find a brief recap to help you along
How to Keep Your Dentures Clean
Take the time to brush your dentures thoroughly every day, just like your would your natural teeth. Brushing well helps to keep your new smile bright.
Toothpaste is too harsh for delicate dentures and could cause damage. Never use toothpaste on your dentures, simply use plain water and a soft denture brush to gently clean your dentures each day.
When cleaning around any attachments be extra cautious, since they could bend.
Keep dentures looking great between brushings by rinsing them under cool running water after you eat. This will help to remove any stuck on food particles.
How to Keep Your Dentures in Great Condition
Our dentists recommend soaking your dentures every night to help make them easier to clean. It's important to keep in mind that soaking does not replace brushing! It does however help to loosen the plaque and tartar that can build up on dentures, helping to make brushing more effective.
Before bed, remove your dentures and leave them to soak in plain warm water or denture cleaning solution. If your dentures have metal attachments, you should avoid using denture solutions since these could tarnish the metal.
By soaking and brushing your dentures thoroughly every day you will help to keep your smile bright and your dentures feeling and tasting great.
Preventing Damage to Your Dentures
Whenever you are taking your dentures in or out of your mouth, our Surrey dentists recommend placing a folded towel in the sink, (or on the bathroom vanity). If you accidentally drop your dentures the towel will act as a cushion to help protect your dentures from being damaged.
It's also important to store your dentures in water whenever you take them out, in order to prevent your new teeth from drying out.