Your new dentures have restored the beauty and functionality of your smile. It is important that you take care of your dentures to keep them in good working order.
Handle with Care
Dentures are delicate, so please handle with care. When you are handling your dentures, stand over a sink filled with water and/or put a towel on the counter. In this way, your dentures will be protected if you accidentally drop them. In addition, be sure to keep your dentures out of reach of children and pets.
Don’t Sleep with Your Dentures
Do not sleep with your dentures in place unless Dr. Michael P. Gaudio advises you to do so. Our dentist may recommend this if you have just had multiple extractions and have just received your new dentures.
Clean Your Dentures Every Day
At our office, we are happy to share some tips for cleaning your dentures. Soak your dentures each night in a denture cleaner. Clean your dentures each morning before putting them back in. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a denture-cleaning brush and either soap and warm water or a denture cleaner to clean them. Never use any of the following to clean your dentures: household cleaners, bleach, and toothpaste.
Maintain Oral Hygiene
Clean your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth every day before putting in your dentures. Massaging your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth each day can also help keep your mouth healthy.
Store Your Dentures Properly
When you take your dentures out, keep them in a denture-cleaning solution or warm water. Never use hot water as this can cause your dentures to warp.
Do Not Use Toothpicks
Never use toothpicks on your dentures, as this can damage them.
We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about caring for your dentures in Wallingford, Connecticut, and to schedule an appointment.