Simple Tips For Soaking and Brushing Your Partial Dentures

Are you wearing partial dentures for the first time? Here are some tips from our Calgary denturist on how to take care of your prosthetic teeth & protect your oral health.

Tooth loss, whether it’s due to poor oral hygiene, an injury, or age, can pose significant challenges for patients. The good news? There are many tooth replacement options, from traditional full/partial dentures to implant-supported dentures that can be used to restore the beauty and health to your smile.

These denture solutions have many benefits, including:

  • Prevention of significant facial changes
  • They’re natural looking and comfortable
  • Enhanced appearance
  • Better chewing and speaking ability
  • Lower risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and further tooth loss


Quality Denture Solutions to Suit All Needs and Budgets

At Future Smiles, we believe that every patient has the right to a healthy and beautiful smile. We offer a wide range of tooth replacement options from full/partial dentures to flexible partials and dental implants to meet all your unique oral health needs.

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How to Take Care of Your Partial Dentures

When you are wearing your partial dentures, it’s very important to practice good oral hygiene. This will protect the health of your remaining natural teeth and ensure the longevity of your dentures. Failure to clean and take care of your partial dentures can lead to many problems, including:

  • Significant discomfort
  • Sore spots
  • Tooth decay and further tooth loss
  • Higher risk of gum disease
  • Increased risk for general health issues such as lung disease and stroke

During your consultation with your denturist, you must discuss how to keep your dental prosthetic clean and protect the health of your mouth, gums, and remaining teeth.


Your Step By Step Guide to Cleaning Your Dentures

To prevent any buildup of stains, tartar and food debris, you must clean your dentures daily. Failing to do this can lead to halitosis (bad breath), gum irritation and infections.

Here’s your guide on how to brush and soak your dentures:


  • Use soap, warm water and a soft toothbrush/denture brush to clean your dentures. DO NOT use toothpaste as this will scratch your dentures and make them more prone to staining and collecting debris.
  • Always fill the sink with water and clean your dentures over it, just in case they slip out of your hands. You don’t want them to break while you’re brushing them.
  • Make sure to rinse or brush your dentures after each meal.


  • To loosen any stains or deposits on your dentures, use denture tablets or special solutions for soaking.
  • If you have a metal denture, DO NOT soak it. Instead, clean it with a brush and warm water.
  • Never sleep with your dentures. Remove them and soak them overnight.


Don’t Forget About Your Remaining Natural Teeth

When you wear partial dentures, you must take extra care of your remaining natural teeth and gums. Be sure to brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft brush at least twice a day.

This will help remove stains and plaque and it will improve your oral health. In addition, make sure to visit your denturist regularly so that any problems with your oral health or dentures can be detected and corrected early on.



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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our denture services, including tooth replacement solutions and denture emergency repairs/relines, visit one of our two branches located in North Calgary (23 Coral Springs Blvd NE) or South Calgary (7015 Macleod Trail SW, Unit 113).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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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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