5 Denture Care Rules to Keep Yours in Good Condition

Keeping your dentures in good condition can prolong their longevity and keep them functioning the way they're intended to. Here are five rules to follow so your dentures remain in tip-top shape for as long as possible. 

Like anything in life, dentures will degrade over time. But how quickly that happens is very much due to how they're treated and what type of care they're provided. If you want to keep your dentures looking their best and working as they're intended to, be sure to follow our five denture care rules that are listed below. 

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5 denture care rules to keep yours in good condition

Whether you've got partial dentures or complete dentures, caring for them properly will keep them in good working order and have your smile looking fabulous. While there aren't a ton of care rules to follow, the ones below are critical when it comes to making sure you protect your investment for years to come. 

1. Give your gums and dentures a break

Unless otherwise instructed by your denturist, it's important that you remove your dentures before retiring for bed every night and soak them in water or an approved solution. Doing so will allow your gums and mouth tissue a chance to recuperate, while lowering the likelihood of your dentures cracking or breaking due to them drying out. You'll also remove plaque or tartar buildup by giving them a good soak each night. 

2. Handle them with care

Sometimes the most obvious rules bear repeating. This is one such instance. Handling your dentures with care and being extremely cautious when removing them is extremely important. If you're worried about dropping your dentures when you take them out at night before going to bed, line your bathroom counters with a towel and fill the sink up with water to reduce the chances of them breaking upon being dropped. 



3. Clean them regularly

And by regularly we mean every day. Just because they aren't real teeth doesn't mean your complete or partial dentures don't require the same amount of TLC. Our Calgary denture clinic recommends the same oral hygiene routine for false teeth as regular teeth, minus the flossing. So that means clean them twice a day at least. You'll also want to use a soft bristled tooth brush for the job and denturist-approved solutions or toothpastes. Steer clear of anything that is too abrasive as it can end up damaging your dentures over time. If you're ever unsure if a denture cleaning product is safe or not, simply call your denturist to find out. 

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4. Keep an eye out for any changes to how they fit

If you suddenly notice that your dentures aren't fitting the way they used to then you need to contact your denturist or dentist immediately. Ignoring this warning sign can cause you unnecessary pain and suffering and can even put the structural integrity of your dentures at risk. Or worse yet, your dentures could break due to the stress placed upon them from the improper fit since they were never designed to withstand it. 

5. Visit your denturist regularly

One of the best ways to ensure your dentures remain in good condition is to visit your denturist on a regular basis. They can diagnose any issues you may not be aware of and fix minor problems before they become major ones. By visiting your denturist at least once a year, they'll be able to make sure the health of your whole mouth is in good shape and your dentures are functioning the way they were intended to. They'll also give you good advice when it comes to proper oral hygiene and reiterate how important it is to take care of your dentures. Which is always important to hear.

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If you're looking to get complete or partial dentures or would like more tips on how to care for your current dentures, get in touch with our helpful team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic by calling 403-475-0016 or by booking a FREE consultation today. 

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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