Home Care For Your Complete Dentures

Home Care For Your Complete Dentures

Having a bright, natural-looking, toothy grin can do wonders for your self-esteem and confidence in social situations. A complete set of dentures can last anywhere from 5-10 years, so it is important to protect them, as well as the health of your mouth, to ensure they last as long as possible.

From hygiene and proper care to best practices, this article will help you ensure your dentures are comfortable and last for the long haul. Here are 9 guidelines from a Calgary denture professional to help you to take care of your smile.

Your dentures are an investment in your health and it’s important to have all the information needed to properly care for, and fully enjoy wearing them. Here are the top tips to care for your new dentures from a Calgary Denturist:

Remove your denture before going to sleep. Studies have shown that your gums will stay the healthiest when they have time to rest while you do. This small detail will do wonders for your oral health and the constitution of your mouth.

Soak your dentures at night. This doesn’t need to be anything fancy; a fresh glass of water will do just fine.

Avoid dropping your dentures with this simple tip: at the end of the day, when it’s time to clean your dentures and they are out of your mouth, brush and clean your dentures over a half-full sink. Doing so will ensure that if they slip and fall into the sink, your dentures will not fracture or chip on the porcelain sink.

Always clean well after eating. Doing so with a quick brush, or at minimum, a rinse with fresh water can help extend the life of your dentures and do wonders for the health of the tissues in your mouth. Be sure to include brushing your tongue and around the gums also. 

Don’t miss your adjustments. With any new set of dentures, you will find that you develop some tender areas in your mouth as you get used to them. Sometimes you will make multiple visits to your Calgary Denture Clinic for adjustments to make sure the fit is just right, and sore spots will eventually subside.

Never, ever, adjust your dentures by yourself! This should go without saying, but if you try to make adjustments to your dentures yourself it can damage them and void any warranty period or free fittings that come with a new set of dentures.

Go easy on yourself. While you are getting used to dentures you may find that it can take several weeks or even months to get the hang of eating again. Eating soft foods and very small bites at the start will allow you to stay nourished and satisfied while learning to chew again. If you want to get a stronger bite, implant supported dentures are your best option.

Chew evenly. While learning to chew again, a useful tip is to place food evenly between your back teeth while chewing. This makes eating easier and helps keep your dentures in place.

Be sure to see your Denturist once a year. To extend the denturist once a year for a follow up appointment. This is where we can check the fit of the dentures and see if you need a reline, adjustment, or a rebase.

Your Best Choice for Affordable Dentures in Calgary

Future Smiles Denture Clinic provides clients from all over the city with denture services in a professional and relaxing setting at our two locations in Calgary: Coral Springs in the NE and on Macleod in the SW. Our team can help you navigate health insurance coverage and financing options to suit your needs. Call the clinic at 403-475-0016 or fill out the form below to connect with the team and book in for your denture consultation.


Q: Can I wear my dentures at night to feel more comfortable in front of my partner?
A: We highly recommend not wearing dentures at night as it’s important for the health of your gums to have time to breathe, without having an appliance on them.

Q: Where can I get a free consultation for affordable dentures?
A: In Calgary, Future Smiles Denture Clinic offers free consultations and we can help you with insurance billing and financing. We have two locations: one in NE Coral Springs and the other in SW on Macleod.

Q: What kind of denture adhesive should I use?
A: If your dentures fit well you should not need to use an adhesive. Dentures adhesives can cause bone loss in the jaw and are not recommended. If you feel like your dentures are loose, book an appointment with your Calgary denturist right away to adjust the fit.

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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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