How to take care of your denture set?

How to take care of your denture set?


Dentures help you to speak clearly, chew properly, and smile with confidence. They need proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and keeping them in perfect condition. Taking care of the denture set is important just like natural teeth as plaque can form on them and if not removed your denture may look less white and bright. If you take proper care of them, your dentures should stay in perfect condition. There are also denture cleansers and denture adhesive denture care products that you may want to consider. 

To ensure that your denture remain in good condition here are some following tips on how to care dentures at home:

  • Remove and rinse your denture with lukewarm water after eating or drinking. 
  • Never use hot water to rinse your dentures as it may warp the frame.
  • Handle your denture carefully. Make sure not to apply too much pressure so that you don’t bend or damage the plastic or clasps when brushing or cleaning.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to clean your tongue, cheeks and roof of your mouth (palate) and to remove food, plaque and other deposits. 
  • If you’re using denture adhesive, make sure to clean the grooves that fit against your gums to remove any remaining adhesive. 
  • Never use denture cleansers inside your mouth.
  • Don’t use any harsh chemicals to clean your dentures.
  • Avoid sleeping in with your dentures.
  • Always place your denture overnight in cool water or a denture-soaking solution. Ensure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning and soaking solutions.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups. 
  • Visit your dentist if you have a loose fit or at least every 12 months. See your dentist promptly to ensure your denture fits correctly. Loose denture could result in irritation, sores and infection.


Pros and cons while taking care of the denture set.

People often lose teeth due to injury, age, disease, or poor oral health. Denture is a great way to restore a smile and confidence. There are various  types of dentures available depending on individual needs. Denture artificially replaces natural teeth and gums and allows for normal dental function and appearance. Patients can either have a  full denture set  or partial dentures. 

Pros while taking care of the denture set:

  • Increases circulation. 
  • Removes debris that might cause irritation and offensive odors.
  • Storing your dentures in a special solution at night will preserve them and keep them in an excellent shape.
  • Longevity of dentures.
  • Helps to keep your mouth healthy.

Cons while taking care of denture set:

  • Even with the best dental care, natural changes in your mouth and jaw may make it necessary to have your dentures remade after a number of years. 
  • Using toothpicks or dental scrapers on dentures can damage your mouth tissue as they can easily slip.
  • Using brushes with stiff bristles, harsh toothpaste, or strong cleansers could also damage your dentures.
  • Gums and the underlying bony ridge that your dentures rest on shrinks over time causing the dentures to become loose.
  • Because of normal wear over time dentures will need to be relined, rebased or remade.

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