01 Jun How to care for your dentures

It’s important to look after your dentures and take care of them as you would your normal teeth. If you care for your dentures properly they will last for longer and will be less likely to cause you any issues.

Here’s what we recommend:

Handle with care

Avoid dropping your dentures on to a hard surface as this can damage them. We recommend standing over a sink/bowl of water or a folded towel when handling dentures.

Keep your dentures clean

We recommend you clean your dentures thoroughly at night before you go to bed. It’s also a good idea to clean your dentures after each meal if you can.

Use a soft brush and brush your dentures like you would your normal teeth. Use a denture cleaner rather than regular toothpaste. Toothpaste can be too abrasive for dentures.

Avoid bleaching products

Do not use any type of bleaching product to clean your dentures as this can weaken them. Don’t soak them in very hot water either as this can make them warp.

Remove your dentures at night

We recommend you take your dentures out at night. This allows the gum tissue to rest and normal stimulation and cleansing by the tongue and saliva. Your gums will be healthier as a result.

Keep your dentures moist

When not worn, your dentures should be placed in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in water to prevent them from drying out. If they dry out they may warp and lose their shape.

Don’t try to adjust or repair your dentures

If your dentures are damaged or causing you problems don’t try to fix them yourself as you may just make it worse. Make sure you take your dentures to a qualified dental technician. We can often do same-day repairs.

Have regular dental check ups

It’s important to keep up regular visits to your dentist even if you don’t have any natural teeth left. Your dentist will check the soft parts of your mouth, including your tongue and cheeks and check the fit of your dentures. Adjustments may be required to ensure a continued perfect fit.

All of our dentures are handcrafted on site and made personally for each patient. If you have any concerns or questions regarding dentures please pop in and make an appointment or give us a call.