A pair of dentures represents a serious investment in oral functionality. Taking proper care of them will insure they last for a long time to come.
Rinsing is important for removing any food debris that might have gotten stuck in the contours of the dentures or on your gum line. It also helps remove any leftover adhesive so you will have a clean surface for a better fit the next time.
Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste will also help clean away food debris, bacteria and plaque. You should look for a denture toothpaste or denture cleaner that has earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal insures that the ADA has researched and tested the product for safety and effectiveness.
You should also brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth to help remove bacteria or plaque that could harm gum tissue and cause bad breath.
When you’re not wearing your dentures you should soak them in water and put them in a safe place. Drying out your dentures can cause them to warp and it can shorten their lifespan.
If you have questions about how to take care of your dentures, please feel free to call us at 402-423-1100 to schedule an appointment.