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Best Way to Clean Dentures

June 9, 2021
Dentures soaking in a jar with a cleaning tablet.

If you have dentures, it’s important that you do your part to take good care of them so that they last as long as possible. Additionally, properly functioning dentures help you keep your oral health in great condition. Don’t worry though, cleaning your dentures isn’t complicated! Here’s what you need to know about the best way to clean your dentures.

Daily Brushing

You should be brushing your dentures at least once a day. To do this, use a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser. Both of these components are important so that you don’t damage your dentures or leave marks on the surface. With daily brushing, you can remove any food and bacteria that gets stuck or trapped on your dentures.

Overnight Soaking

Aside from your daily brushing, make sure you’re soaking your dentures overnight. This helps them keep their correct shape. You can either place them in water or in a specific denture-soaking solution. If you’re using water, make sure the water is not hot since high temperatures can distort your dentures. If you use a solution, you need to rinse your dentures before putting them back on in the morning so you don’t accidentally ingest some solution.

Consult Your Dentist

Having a hard time keeping your dentures clean? If there’s a build-up of stains on your dentures, you can bring them to your dental team at North Richland Hills Dentistry so that we can give them a professional cleaning. Dr. Desai and our team can also give you individualized tips for how to keep your dentures clean at home.

Dentures & More at North Richland Hills Dentistry

If you have any additional questions related to taking care of your dentures, don’t hesitate to call or email us at North Richland Hills Dentistry. We provide full and partial dentures as part of our restorative dental services, and our friendly team is more than happy to help. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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