How to Give Your Dentures a Fresh Start Every Day

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Wearing dentures can take some getting used to. But with the right care, your dentures can look natural, last for years, and boost your smile. Tag along as we share our best tips for keeping your dentures in top shape every day.

How to Give Your Dentures a Fresh Start Every Day

  1. Rinse Them After Every Meal. Getting used to dentures is a process. And caring for them is key to keeping them functioning at their best. Start by running warm water over them after every meal. This helps to dislodge food particles left behind, which can lead to staining, irritation, and bad breath.
  2. Brush Them at Least Once Daily. After rinsing, take a soft-bristled toothbrush to your dentures at least once daily. Brush all surfaces gently to remove any lingering plaque and bacteria. They can build up quickly, so make brushing a priority for cleanliness and good oral hygiene. Avoid stiff-bristled brushes and abrasive toothpastes since they can impact the delicate acrylic.
  3. Clean Your Mouth After Removing Them. Don’t forget to brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft toothbrush whenever you remove your dentures. Doing so stimulates tissue and removes lingering bacteria for better overall health.
  4. Soak Them Overnight. Submerging your dentures in a soak solution overnight keeps them sanitized and conditioned for the morning ahead. Be sure to use the solution recommended by your dentist, whether that is water combined with cleaning tablets or a store-bought solution made specifically for your denture brand. You should also replace the solution regularly when you notice cloudiness or a decline in effectiveness, or according to your dentist’s recommendation.
  5. Rinse Before Using Them Every Morning. After removing your dentures from the overnight soak, thoroughly rinse them with cool or lukewarm water until no cleaning solution residue is left behind. This helps erase the aftertaste from the overnight soak, which can compromise the clean feel you want when first inserting your dentures in the morning.