Proper denture care is important for the health of your dentures and your mouth. It is essential to take special care of your dentures so they will last for a long time. Below are some tips on how to practice proper denture care and keep your dentures in good condition.

    1. Handle Your Dentures With Care
      Care should be taken when removing your dentures to clean them, clean your mouth or while your sleeping. To avoid damage due to dropping them, you should stand over a sink full of water or a folded towel when handling them.
    2. Keep Your Dentures Clean
      Since they accumulate lots of food particles and bacteria just like natural teeth, they must be cleaned thoroughly. However, you do not clean dentures in the same way you clean natural teeth. If you reach for the toothpaste to clean your dentures, you are probably going to do more harm than good and will have to replace them.Use a toothbrush that is designed for dentures and gently brush to remove plaque and food particles. It is a good practice to also rinse your dentures in between meals to remove excess food.
    3. Soak in the Proper Solution
      Soak in a denture cleanser. Doing this will kill bacteria that you may have missed during the brushing process. Soaking in products that are not made for dentures may damage them.

If you do wear dentures, you can probably agree that they are very important, not only for eating, but also for your appearance. They allow you to confidently smile and speak, having a positive impact on your quality of life. Therefore, you will want to treat them with special care to ensure they will last you a long time. But, if they do get damaged, rest assured a good dentist can usually fix them and have them back to you promptly.

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Caring for Dentures