Choosing the Right Type of Dentures

How to Properly Care for Dentures

Dentures are faux teeth that imitate your natural teeth. They are normally used where one has lost a tooth or a number of teeth. Dentures are popular for their easy maintenance. Being removable, it is pretty easy to care for dentures. Here are some tips for your denture care:

Clean Daily

cleaning daily

Daily cleaning removes plaque buildup and prevents stains from becoming permanent on your dentures. It also prevents bacteria buildup which might later affect neighbouring teeth and gums. Dentures should be cleaned at least twice every day using a soft brush, specially-made for dentures. Also, remember to brush all your teeth after every meal.


handling denture

Dentures are delicate and can easily break. For this reason, you want to handle them carefully whenever cleaning or storing them. Be keen to use a soft brush and a mild detergent when cleaning. Avoid using toothpicks.


Dentures need to be stored when one isn’t wearing them. If your dentures (or partials) have metallic braces, store them in warm water. If they are not metallic, they can be stored in a mixture of warm water and vinegar. Keeping dentures in water ensures that they have enough moisture, don’t dry out, and lose their shape.

Let Them Rest

Be sure to let your dentures rest, at least an hour or so, every day. It’s best to rest them when you do the same — store your dentures bedside while you sleep.

Dental Checkups

Get your dentures checked by a dentist at least once a year. S/he will identify changes to fit and any potential problems with or caused by the dentures.

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