It’s important to take care of your dentures just as you would your natural teeth. Follow these simple tips to properly care for your dentures:
- Rinse dentures after eating. Remove your dentures and rinse water over them to get rid of food particles.
- Brush and soak daily. Use a nonabrasive denture cleanser to soak and brush your dentures every day. Make sure to rinse them before putting back in your mouth.
- Soak overnight. Store your dentures in water or a mild denture soaking solution overnight. If you use a denture solution, make sure to rinse before putting your denture back in your mouth.
When cleaning your dentures, it is best to avoid using the following:
- Hot water
- Bleaching products
- Whitening toothpastes
- Abrasive toothbrushes, cleansers or toothpastes.
It’s also important to continue to care for remaining teeth, your gums and in the inside of your mouth by daily brushing.
For more information on different types of dentures and how to care for them, visit the American Dental Association.