Taking care of your dentures properly is important and necessary, not only to maintain a healthy mouth, but to get the best use out of your new dentures. After all, you do not wish to replace those expensive dentures before you should!
Every day, make use of a soft bristled toothbrush to clean your dentures. Just like brushing your teeth, this gets rid of food and plaque. Don’t forget to include brushing your tongue and your gums to eliminate any particles that might be on them. Don’t use any harsh cleaners you have in your house. If needed, use a mild dish soap or cleaner developed for oral prosthetics.
Your prosthetic teeth are fairly vulnerable. They break easily when dropped, so take extra precaution when removing them. It helps to line your counter with a soft towel or fill the sink with water before you start the process of removing them. This will serve as a cushion if you accidentally drop them.
When managing your dentures, do not wrap them in a paper towel or tissue. Somebody may unintentionally throw the paper towel to the trash with your dentures in it!
For the time when you are not wearing your dentures, you have to store them properly. If they dry out, they might get bent or twisted, and you will certainly not have a good fit that you may need to change them. To save your dentures, place them in water. Make sure the water is not hot, since this can also distort its shape.
Be sure to store your teeth out of reach of your pets or any children in your home. Your children or pets might mistake them for toys, and you might end up with busted dentures. Likewise, store your teeth far from the edge of the sink or counter. You do not want the container they are in to fall off causing your dentures to break. Very carefully think about the place where you can keep it safe.
Treat your dentures as you would any part of your body. Giving proper care of your dentures will give you years of use, thus saving you money. You also get to avoid the frustration that comes with having to replace them before their time is up.