How to Clean Your Dentures
- Posted on: Dec 15 2017
Did you know that the human mouth is full of bacteria? Even by just opening your mouth to breathe or talk, bacteria can enter your mouth and make a home on your dentures, gums, cheeks, and tongue. And when you add food into the mix, it just makes your mouth a breeding ground for things such as tooth decay and gum disease. Luckily, with a few helpful tips, you can clean your dentures and shield your mouth from harmful germs and bacteria.
Did you know that after every time you eat you should rinse your dentures with clean, warm water? This basic step helps to get trapped food off of your dentures and out of your mouth— leaving you less prone to infection or other oral issues further on down the line.
Clean Your Mouth
Your dentures aren’t the only part of your mouth that you need to keep clean. Make sure that you are cleaning your cheeks, tongue, and gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste.
Soak Your Dentures
Did you know that you should be soaking your dentures in a clean, ADA approved denture solution every night? Most types of dentures need this consistent moisture to help them maintain their shape. Depending on the type of dentures you have, our staff at Gentle Dentistry will recommend the perfect solution for you.
Among soaking your dentures every night while you sleep, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush them before you put them in. This will help remove any germs, bacteria, or leftover food that may have come off while they were soaking.
Taking good care of your dentures don’t have to be difficult. To learn more about dentures or to schedule a consultation, contact Gentle Dentistry today!
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