Always try to remove and rinse your dentures after you eat. Fill the sink with water and run water over your dentures to remove any food debris. You can place a towel nearby or in the sink to avoid damaging your teeth if you drop them.
Handle your dentures carefully.
Always clean your mouth after you remove your dentures. Use a soft toothbrush or gauze to clean any natural teeth, tongue, cheeks and the roof of your mouth (palate). If used, remove any remaining denture adhesive from your gums.
Brush your dentures at least once a day. Remove and gently clean your dentures daily using a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque and other deposits. We recommend Sparkledent or antibacterial soap and water. If you use denture adhesive, clean the grooves that fit against your gums. Never use denture cleansers inside your mouth.
Soak your dentures overnight. Place the dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight. We recommend Sparkledent or Polident. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the cleaning and soaking solution you choose. There are also simple storage cups for soaking, or some that assist with cleaning while your dentures soak.
Always rinse your dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if you are using a denture-soaking solution. These solutions can contain harmful chemicals if swallowed.
See your denturist if you have a loose fit. If your dentures become loose contact us right away. Loose dentures can cause irritation, sores and infection.
See your denturist right away if your dentures break, and don’t try to fix them on your own
What to Avoid:
Abrasive cleaning materials. Avoid stiff-bristled brushes, and do not use any type of toothpaste, whiteners or bleach to clean your dentures. These products are too abrasive and can damage your dentures.
Hot water. Avoid very hot or boiling water which can warp your dentures.