It used to be that it was beyond obvious when you saw an individual who wore dentures— they looked like a mouth full of fake teeth. However, dentures now look more natural than ever— giving you not only a healthy looking appearance but the ability to chew as well. To help make your dentures last longer and look as clean as possible, you need to take care of them. This article will discuss a few of the easiest and best ways to care of your dentures. Read on to learn more.
Soak Them In a Clean Cleaning Solution
You already likely know that you need to soak your dentures in a solution every night while you are sleeping. However, did you know that you need to soak them in a clean cleaning solution? Most denture wearers reuse the same solution for at least a week or two which can cause more germs and bacteria to harbor on your dentures. Not only do you want to use a clean solution every night but you should also clean out the dish that you are soaking your dentures in.
Amongst soaking your dentures in a solution every night, you should be brushing them with a toothbrush and toothpaste as well. By brushing your dentures, you can get off any trapped food, plaque, or tartar that may have built up throughout the day. When choosing a toothbrush, make sure you use a soft or extra-soft bristled brush so that you don’t scratch them.
Rinse After Eating
Whether you are enjoying a little snack or a full blown meal, you should be rinsing your dentures in warm water afterward. By rinsing your dentures, you can help to get rid of excess food without having to brush.
Taking proper care of your dentures will help them to last longer and look better. By soaking them, brushing them, and rinsing them, your dentures will give you a healthy and attractive looking smile. To learn more about dentures, contact Dr. John T. Green today!