How & Why Should I Clean My Dentures?

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You have been enjoying the restored ability to eat and speak comfortably that your dentures have provided. They have also restored the beauty of your smile. It is imperative that you take good care of your dentures to enjoy their benefits long term. Dr. Carey Norton and our team are happy to explain the importance of cleaning your dentures daily as well as to instruct you on cleaning your dentures.

How Dentures Become Dirty

Food particles accumulate on your dentures in various ways every time you eat. Food can sink to the floor of your mouth, thus becoming trapped under the bottom denture. As you swallow, food particles get pushed upward and backward. This can cause the food particles to become stuck between your palate and upper denture. In addition, food sticks to the plastic surface of your dentures much more readily than it does to oral tissues.

How to Clean Dentures

In addition to brushing your gums and tongue daily, it’s important to clean your dentures every day. Brush your dentures thoroughly every day to remove plaque and food particles. Do not use a brush with hard bristles, as this can harm your dentures. In addition, do not clean your dentures in hot water, as this can warp them. Make sure that you rinse your dentures very well after you brush them. Use a dentures deep-cleaning solution periodically to soak off food particles from your dentures.

We encourage you to contact Dacula Family Dentistry at 678-268-6249 today to for more information denture care and to set up a visit with our dentist in Dacula, Georgia.