How to Clean and Care for Your Dentures

 Mareshah Logan  Friday, May 19, 2017

Quality dentures from an Edmonton dental clinic provide a fantastic option for restoring a smile after you have lost some or perhaps even all of your teeth. They can help you speak normally, chew normally, and feel more confident as you go about your day. To ensure that your dentures continue to provide all of these benefits and more, you need to properly maintain them. From the Edmonton dentists of Azarko Dental Group, here are some tips to help you clean and care for your dentures:

couple with dentures

  • Clean your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush
    Though your dentures may not be susceptible to tooth decay, they still need to be cleaned in order to stay nice and white and to help keep the rest of your mouth healthy. Rinse your dentures after eating, and clean your dentures at least once a day with a soft-bristled brush and some water. Toothpaste is not recommended as it is usually too abrasive for the denture surface.
  • Practice good oral hygiene
    When wearing dentures it is important to keep up with good dental hygiene habits. Make sure that you are still brushing and flossing any remaining natural teeth, and that you also use a soft, gentle toothbrush to clean your gums and your tongue. Keeping your mouth clean will help to keep your dentures clean as well.
  • Soak your dentures in a denture solution
    When you remove your dentures to sleep or when you remove them for any other reason, you need to soak them in a proper denture solution. Your Edmonton dental clinic will let you know the proper type of denture solution to use. Not soaking your dentures will cause them to dry out, which in turn can cause them to crack or warp in shape.
  • Handle your dentures carefully
    While dentures are by no means flimsy, they can break if dropped. Take care when you are handling your dentures in order to clean or transfer them to a denture solution. Consider cleaning your dentures over top of a folded towel so that they have something soft to land on should they slip out of your hands.
  • Visit your Edmonton dentist for denture maintenance and dental checkups
    Dentures may need to be adjusted from time to time due to changes in the shape of your jaw and gums. If your dentures are ever dropped and damaged, then they will also need to be repaired. An Edmonton dentist providing full and partial dentures can help make sure that your dentures are in good condition, and that they fit comfortably in your mouth.

Edmonton Dental Clinics

Keeping up with regular checkups at an Edmonton dental clinic is also important for maintaining good oral health and catching potential oral health issues early. Don't miss out on dental visits just because some or all of your teeth have been replaced; schedule an appointment with Azarko Dental Group today.

Azarko West

780-483-7079

14938 Stony Plain Rd.

Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8

Azarko South

780-988-8190

969 James Mowatt Trail SW

Edmonton, AB T6W 1S4