Dentures, whether they are full or partial, require just as much care as natural teeth. There are some important considerations you need to make when handling and cleaning your dentures in order to make sure that they last, fit well, and stay white for a long time to come. Keep these simple tips in mind and you’ll have no trouble maintaining good denture and oral health.
Handling Your Dentures
Dentures need to be handled carefully and mindfully so that they don’t end up dropped, broken, or bent out of shape. It is a good idea to stand over a folded towel or a sink filled with water when you have to handle your dentures.
Cleaning Your Dentures
Dentures should be thoroughly brushed with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least once a day, but make sure to avoid the use of toothpaste. Brush your dentures gently and simply use water to rinse them off when you are done. After removing your dentures it is highly recommended that you clean your mouth as well, using a soft toothbrush to clean your gums, tongue, cheeks, palate, and any natural teeth. You should also rinse your dentures with water after every meal in order to wash away any remaining food particles. Finally, make sure to soak your dentures overnight in a denture soaking-solution that has been recommended by your dentist, your denturist or by the manufacturer.
Keeping Your Dentures White
Keeping your dentures clean is one of the best ways to ensure that they stay white for a very long time. You can further prevent denture discoloration by avoiding staining foods such as berries, beets, pomegranates, and dark sauces, just as you would in order to prevent staining on natural teeth. Coffee and tea are also best avoided, or at least consumed through a straw.
Quality Denture Care in Ottawa
Vranjes Denture Clinic is proud to provide denture services for our patients in the Ottawa area. Come in for a free consultation and we will help you decide if full dentures, partial dentures, or dental implants are right for you. We are committed to finding the denture option that works best with your lifestyle, and to making sure that you have the tools to properly care for, clean, and keep your dentures pearly white.