Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your denture to stimulate circulation in your tissues and remove plaque.
It is important to remove your denture before going to bed to allow your gums to rest.
Soak the denture in a glass of water. Dry denture can become brittle and crack. Do not put the denture in hot water as it may warp.
Clean your denture after each meal or at least twice a day by rinsing it with warm or cold water. The use of mouthwash is optional. Brush both the inside and outside of the denture with a soft bristle toothbrush with gentle soap or approved denture cleaner. Do this over a basin of water to avoid breakage if dropped. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or toothpastes, which will leave scratches on the denture.
Maintain regular check-ups at the dentist after getting your denture. The dentist will ensure your denture is in good condition and the remaining teeth (if any) and gums are healthy.
A fungal infection (candida albicans) can develop in the gums if there is inadequate denture hygiene or you fail to remove your denture at night.
It is essential to follow through with these check-ups to prevent any loss of teeth, teeth decay or gum disease.