Dentures harbour different kinds of unwanted bacteria. Thus, regular denture cleaning should be part of your daily oral hygiene regimen. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your dentures.
Adopt a brushing routine
Below is a step-by-step guide recommended by dentists:
1. Remove your dentures.
2. Carefully clean your dentures and rinse off any debris with water before brushing.
3. Use a denture brush with mild soap and water, or denture paste. Toothpaste is not recommended because it can be abrasive.
4. Hold your dentures using tissue paper or a facial towel over a basin half-filled with water so they won’t break if you accidentally drop them while cleaning.
5. Place your dentures into a denture case when not in use.
6. Give your dentures another rinse before inserting them back into your mouth.
Soak them well
Your dentures house a lot of bacteria and germs. It is recommended to soak your dentures using denture cleansing tablets.
Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the use of the denture cleansers.
Give your dentures a break
Before unwinding for the night, always remove your dentures to relieve your gums. Store them in a denture case so that you know where to look for them when you wake up in the morning.
A visit to the dentist
Scheduling an appointment with your denture clinic in Geelong is also essential to keep your dentures in check. Your dentist can look out for signs of problems related to dentures, including gum and mouth irritation, difficulty in chewing and eating, misfitting dentures, and infections such as cheilitis and stomatitis.
If you notice tough stains or build-ups on your dentures that cannot be removed with denture cleanser, ask your dentist to check them and see whether they need professional cleaning.
Consultation is required for further assessment. The contents in this post do not substitute for professional dental advice. All dental procedures contain certain risks and need to be discussed with our dentists before undertaking any treatment.
If you need additional assistance with your dentures, visit Geelong West Dental and talk to the experts at our denture clinic at Geelong. Additionally, if you need urgent attention for any dental issues, our emergency dentist at Geelong is ready to assist you. Visit our website to book an appointment today.