Tips For Caring For Your New Dentures

8 May 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

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If you are about to get new dentures for the first time, you might be a little concerned about whether you are going to know how to care for them. By checking out the following tips, you should have no problem making sure that your dentures will be well taken care of and will last for many years.

Handle Them Above A Towel

Even though dentures can appear to be very sturdy, dropping them just once can break them. At the very least, the integrity of the dentures can be compromised from dropping them. Therefore, you want to be extra careful when you are handling your dentures. The best thing to do would be to stand over a counter or sink that has a large towel laying on it. This way, should you lose your grip on the dentures, they will be protected from the fall thanks to the cushy towel.

Use Approved Cleaners

The last thing you want to do is to get creative with the chemicals you use for cleaning your dentures, as you could destroy them in the process. For example, never use bleach in an attempt to kill bacteria or whiten the teeth part. Not only do you never want to put anything in your mouth that has had bleach on it because of the toxicity, but the bleach can turn the pink portion of the denture gum line white. Regular toothpaste or other household cleaners can be too abrasive for your dentures, causing them to become damaged. Therefore, it is best to resist the urge to get creative and simply stick with the denture cleaner that your dentist suggests.

Be Careful Where You Store Them

If you are someone that is going to keep your dentures out of your mouth while you sleep, then you need a suitable container to keep them in. Whether it is a special denture container or a cup from your kitchen, it needs to have denture solution in it for soaking purposes. Not only does this help keep your dentures clean, but it will help to keep them from drying out. If you were to allow your dentures to dry out, they can crack or lose their shape.

As you can see, while there are things that you are going to have to remember, taking good care of your new dentures will truly not be all that hard. Since the better you care for them the longer they will last, you will want to make use of every helpful tip you have learned here and that you are given by a dentist (such as one from Village Green Denture Clinic).