Take care of your dentures and oral health with the following practices:
Brush your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and remove plaque.
Give your gums a break by removing your dentures before going to bed.
Treat your dentures to a long soak in a glass of water. Dry dentures can become brittle and crack. Avoid placing them in hot water as it can warp your dentures.
Gently rinse your dentures after each meal with warm or cold water. You can also use mouthwash. Use a soft bristle toothbrush with gentle soap or approved dentures cleaner to brush both the inside and outside of the dentures. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or toothpastes and be careful not to drop your dentures as they may crack. Do all your cleaning above a basin of water for extra safety.
In some cases, a fungal infection (candida albicans) can develop in the gums if there is inadequate hygiene or if you regularly keep dentures on through the night.
Do visit us for regular dental checks to ensure that your dentures are at their best.