Our Denture Care Advice
Just as we need to take care of our natural teeth and gums, dentures need proper cleaning and care every day too. But as they are made from different materials to our teeth, they need a different kind of 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 for them correctly, you can prolong the life of your dentures so you won’t need to pay out for an early replacement. It is also vital for you to own oral hygiene and comfort. A good cleaning routine can help prevent inflamed gums or 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 to 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, and because they need to be handled so frequently for cleaning, it’s likely that they will slip out of your hands at some point. To minimise the risk of this happening, lay a folded towel down or filling the sink with water before you remove your dentures. This provides a soft landing in case you do drop them. Breakages can happen anyway for many different reasons, so if you have broken your dentures, don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for.