It’s important to treat your dentures as you would your own teeth. They should be kept as clean as possible to prevent inflamed gums, bacterial and fungal infections or further tooth loss. A healthy mouth will improve overall health and wellbeing.
It’s recommended that you clean your dentures twice a day, after eating, when necessary. Always remove your denture for cleaning and ensure you stimulate blood circulation in your gums with a light brushing.
There are many products available for cleaning dentures, you may develop your own techniques in time, however, simply brushing the denture with a suitable denture brush (available from your DP) and soap, then rinsing thoroughly will keep it clean between meals. You may wish to soak your denture overnight, if you are comfortable sleeping without the denture. Avoid using standard toothpaste on your denture.
Some people build up tartar on their dentures just as they would their natural teeth. If plaque is not properly removed it will react with saliva and harden into tartar. Your Dental Prosthetist can remove the tartar using professional equipment.