• By 1300SMILES Densits
  • April 7, 2021

If you have a set of Dentures you would understand the integral role they play in your day-to-day life. Not only do they assist in jaw functionality and help with things like speaking and eating, they also give the wearer the confidence of a full smile.

In the following blog, we are going to give you tips and tricks on how you can maintain your Dentures so they will last you longer and look great!

“All surfaces of the oral cavity—including teeth, orthodontic appliances, and dentures—have a tendency to become coated with plaque, which is a transparent, sticky film that attracts bacteria and food particles. When oral care is not performed regularly, plaque begins to harden, which makes it difficult to remove. This can result in tooth and gum disease.” – (Voyatzis Norwood,)

How to maintain your Dentures

Dentures like teeth require constant care and attention to maintain. When taking care of your Dentures it is important you follow a maintenance routine. To maintain your Dentures, it is important you follow a maintenance procedure along with an oral health routine. To maintain your Dentures, follow the below steps.

  1. Brush your Dentures daily
  2. Remove Dentures overnight and store correctly.
  3. Soak your Dentures regularly.

Brush Your Dentures Daily

Just like your natural teeth plaque and bacteria will continue to build up on the surface area and between the gaps on your Dentures. To take care of your Dentures and protect your gums it is recommended that you brush them at least once daily. When brushing your Dentures do not use toothpaste, instead use a soft nonabrasive brush with Denture cleaner. By cleaning your Dentures, you will remove harmful bacteria that could affect your gum health and keep your mouth feeling and smelling fresh.

Tip: Invest in a Denture cleaning paste!  

Denture cleaning paste is like toothpaste for your dentures, it will assist in removing stubborn stains and plaque build-up! You can also use Denture paste on both full and partial Dentures.

Remove your Dentures overnight

Dentures can be uncomfortable at the best of times let alone when you are trying to sleep. At night it is important you store your Dentures in a damp location or submerge them in a cup of water. By removing your Dentures overnight, you can stop them from rubbing and inflaming your gums, you will also maintain the structural integrity of your Dentures, so they won’t dry out.

Tip: Store in water!  

Store your Dentures in a glass of water while you sleep. This will keep them from drying out and even loosen and remove any debris you may have missed while brushing.

Denture Storage

Soak your Dentures in a cleaning solution.

To keep your Dentures fresh and clean you can purchase from your local chemist a specialised Denture soluble solution. This takes the hassle of manually scrubbing and brushing your Dentures. You can use a product such as Polident, Polident is a deep cleanser for your Denture and works by dropping one soluble tablet in water and adding your dentures and leaving them for three minutes. This will remove harmful bacteria and build up on your Dentures, this is a nonabrasive method of cleaning, so you won’t have to worry about damaging your braces.

Everyone is familiar with the old saying, “If you look after your tools they will look after you” the same goes with your Dentures. If you maintain your Dentures they will last you longer and keep your smile beautiful and functional.

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Until next time, all the best!