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Caring for your new Denture

Proper denture care is important for both the health of your dentures and mouth.


Here are some tips.

  • Handle dentures with great care. To avoid accidentally dropping them, stand over a folded towel or a full sink of water when handling them.


  • Brush and rinse dentures daily, but not with toothpaste. Toothpaste is abrasive and creates microscopic scratches where food and plaque can build up. Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food and plaque. Brushing also helps prevent the development of permanent stains on the dentures. Use a brush with soft bristles that is specifically designed for cleaning dentures. Avoid using a hard-bristled brush as it can damage or wear down dentures. Gently brush all surfaces of the denture and be careful not to damage the plastic or bend attachments.
    In between brushings, rinse dentures after every meal.


  • Clean with a denture cleaner. Hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid can be used for cleaning dentures. Household cleansers and many toothpastes may be too abrasive for dentures and should not be used. Also, avoid using bleach, as this may whiten the pink portion of the denture. Ultrasonic cleaners can be used to care for dentures. These cleaners are small bathtub-like devices that contain a cleaning solution. The denture is immersed in the tub and then sound waves create a wave motion that dislodges the undesirable deposits. Use of an ultrasonic cleaner, however, does not replace a thorough daily brushing.


  • Take proper care of dentures when not wearing them. Dentures need to be kept moist when not being worn so they do not dry out or lose their shape. When not worn, dentures should be placed in cool water. Dentures should never be placed in hot water, which can cause them to warp.


  • Give your mouth a rest. It is generally recommended to take your denture out when you go to bed at night. This helps to prevent gum irritation and infection underneath your denture.


  • Take care of your natural teeth. Be sure to brush your own teeth carefully and thoroughly twice daily. If you do not brush regularly and allow food to accumulate around the denture clasps and base it can allow cavities to quickly develop and can cause gum infections.


  • Schedule regular dental checkups. Your dentist will advise you about how often to visit to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned. Your dentist can help ensure a proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort. Your dentist can also check the inside of your mouth to make sure it's healthy.

  • You may be asked to make additional appointments for the dentist to make small adjustments and review your new dentures.  This is at no extra cost to you and including in the manufacturing cost. Please be aware that this is completely normal and part of the denture process.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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