Everything You Need to Know About At-Home Denture Care

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Are you unsure about how to best take care of your dentures at home? Maybe your denturist ran through it in-depth upon receiving your complete denture Calgary care but now you've forgotten some of their advice? Not to worry, we've compiled everything you need to know about how to effectively take care of your dentures at home in the article below.  


If you take care of your dentures you'll get a lot more mileage out of them. Think of your dentures like the engine in your vehicle. Regular maintenance and care ensures your vehicle runs smoothly when you need it most, and dentures are just as critical to your quality of life and day-to-day functioning as an engine is to a car. 
 

Clean Your Complete or Partial Dentures Daily Calgary

This is perhaps the most important thing you can do to ensure the longevity of your dentures. Before retiring to bed, remove your dentures and fill the sink with water so if you accidentally drop them they don't hit a hard surface and break. Then begin brushing your partial or complete dentures with a specifically designed brush that has soft bristles. Do not use normal toothpaste though, as many can cause damage to your dentures due to the chemicals found within them. Instead, just use warm water or a toothpaste that's been made specifically for dentures and be sure to avoid applying too much pressure, especially around any attachments yours may have. Once your dentures are clean, it's time to focus on your other natural teeth, gums, and tongue. Place your dentures on a towel and use a fluoride-based toothpaste to gently clean your remaining teeth, the roof of your mouth, your gums, and tongue. This will help maintain your overall mouth health and help you avoid developing any sores or a buildup of harmful bacteria. 
 

Take Your Complete or Partial Dentures Out After Every Meal and Rinse Them

While this may sound like an inconvenient proposition, it's extremely important to take your complete or partial dentures out after every meal and rinse them. By running water over your false teeth Calgary, you'll remove any food particles that are still hanging around from your last few bites. Once again, be sure to do this over a full sink of water so you minimize the risk of dropping your dentures onto a hard surface. If you notice any sore spots within your mouth upon reinserting your complete or partial dentures, that may be a sign that they need to be realigned or adjusted. Never try to do this on your own, as you may end up causing irreversible damage to your dentures. Future Smiles Denture Clinic can expertly and affordably realign or adjust your dentures for you, so you can get back to enjoying life the way it's meant to be lived. Pain free. 
 

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Soak Your Complete or Partial Dentures Overnight

Most complete or partial dentures require overnight soaking to keep their shape and avoid warping. For this you can either use normal tap water, or a solution specifically designed for overnight denture soaking that's mild and won't cause damage. In addition to ensuring your complete or partial dentures retain their shape, you'll also be giving your gum tissue a chance to take a rest and heal from any pressure it may have received during the daily course of your denture wearing. Before embarking on your overnight denture care regimen, it's important that you first check with your denturist about the proper overnight storing protocols they have in place for your specific dentures. And if you plan on using a soaking solution, be sure to first read the manufacturer's instructions before doing so as they vary from one to the next. 
 

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If you have any questions about how to properly care for your dentures at home, or are experiencing any soreness or discomfort from your dentures and think they may need to be adjusted or realigned, contact our fantastic team at 403-475-0016 or book 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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