Our Denture Care Advice
Just as we need to take care of our natural teeth and gums, dentures need proper cleaning and maintenance every day. But as they are made from different materials to our teeth, they need different care. Read on for our advice on how to best care for your full or partial dentures.
All dentures will eventually need to be replaced, but if you care correctly, you can prolong the life of your dentures, so you won’t need to pay for an early replacement. It is also vital for you to have oral hygiene and comfort. A thorough cleaning routine can help prevent inflamed gums, bacterial and fungal infections and minimise the risk of losing more teeth.
Don’t forget your natural teeth and gums.
Remember to brush any remaining teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Gently brush your gums, too, as this will help stimulate the circulation of the gum tissue. If you have any queries about oral hygiene for yourself or a family member, the Oral Health Foundation has a wealth of information available, as well as a dental helpline.
A few simple precautions can help reduce the risk of denture breakages.
Due to the delicate nature of dentures, they can be broken if dropped. Because they need to be handled so frequently for cleaning, they will likely slip out of your hands at some point. To minimise this risk, lay a folded towel down or fill the sink with water before removing your dentures. This provides a soft landing if you drop them. Breakages can happen anyway for many reasons. If you have broken your dentures, don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for.