Aftercare For Dentures

Aftercare For Dentures

Dentures need proper maintenance and cleaning. Without their proper care, they may become stained or worn. Stains can cause the dentures to look discolored or dingy, while worn teeth can eventually break.

It’s important to follow both your dentist’s instructions and the care instructions provided with your dentures. Failing to do so can result in the premature breakdown of the denture or cause other oral issues. 

The instructions are as follows:

Denture Adhesives

Denture adhesives are important because they give you a strong hold on your dentures. Dentures can become loose, and adhesives can help prevent that.

There are denture adhesive pastes or creams. The pastes are thicker and tend to work best for partial dentures. The creams are thinner and work better for full dentures.

Denture adhesives come in a variety of flavors. If you have trouble using adhesives because you don’t like the taste, you can choose a flavor that appeals to you.

Denture Cleaning

For the first few days, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean your dentures, removing plaque and loose food particles. Be sure to rinse your dentures after eating and brush your natural teeth at least twice a day.

Your dentist can recommend a special denture cleaning product to use. Look for denture cleansers that have the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. If your dentures have metal attachments, ask your dentist how to use them properly, so you do not bend or break them.

Proper Denture Storage

Although dentures are sturdy and stable, they can still be damaged.

It is important to keep your dentures moist. If they are too dry, they can become brittle. They should be stored in water or a denture solution.

Other Denture Care Tips

Some types of dentures require extra care, so be sure to ask your Dentist Colorado Springs CO. Here are some denture care tips:

  • Remove your dentures every night before going to sleep. Leaving your dentures in overnight can greatly increase your risk of developing oral health issues.
  • Rinse your dentures with a gentle denture cleaner after removing them every night.
  • Brush your gums and tongue with a soft-bristled toothbrush every morning.
  • Rinse your dentures with clean water before putting them back in your mouth.

To learn more about our dental services or to schedule your appointment with Dentist Colorado Springs CO, call us at (719) 374-5496 or visit our dental office located at 1359 Interquest Pkwy Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.


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