No matter how far we have advanced in the world dental technology, some of the most basic questions remain to be the most important. A good example of this is the question; ‘what’s the best way to clean dentures?’
To start with, a denture is simply a replacement device for missing tooth/teeth and tissues surrounding teeth. There some options available such as a removable denture or permanent dentures that can’t be removed. It is also important to note that there are two types of dentures namely;
- Partial denture: Where one or a few of the natural teeth remain and can fill the gap.
- Complete denture: Where the entire row teeth in the mouth are replaced.
Dentures also need frequent cleaning like our natural teeth. Here are some vital hints on how to clean dentures for optimal result.
Cleaning your denture the right way
- Handle the dentures with care. When removing your dentures for cleaning, be careful and gentle. This will prevent the plastic from the plastic and clasp from getting damaged.
- Avoid using brushes that are too hard on your dentures. Using a soft bristle brush is more gentle on the dentures to help make them last longer.
- Rinse your dentures under running water; as simple as this may be, it has become an effective way of maintaining the hygiene of dentures.
- While focusing on removing and cleaning of dentures, a large number of people forget to clean their mouth before replacing it back. Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash for a quick cleanse.
- In some cases, you may need to know that dentures will function optimally when they stay moist. So, dentures need to be soaked in a denture solution (as instructed by your dentist) if you leave your dentures out of your mouth while you sleep.
If you really want to get the best from your dentures, clean them daily. Daily denture cleaning will prevent the build-up of plagues, germ and bacteria on them. And don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly. Just because you have dentures, doesn’t mean you can skip the dentist. Visit a dentist who can check them and make sure they are clean and in the best condition possible. Call Angel Dental of El Monte and we can check your dentures for you 626-444-2002.