How Brushing Dentures the Wrong Way Can Damage Them

October 20, 2019 |

Just like natural teeth, it’s essential to clean your dentures correctly. Failure to clean dentures correctly can lead to the formation of plaques. On top of that, failure to remove plaques every day will make your dentures less bright and white.

Always clean your dentures with a denture brush and then soak them in a cleanser solution every day to avoid odor.

With proper care, you will be able to use your dentures for 5 to 7 years before replacing them. On top of that, it’s also essential to visit us every six months to check whether you have developed any complication and also whether your dentures are fitting correctly. Always look for signs of gum disease or irritation so that you can have them treated as soon as possible.

Remove your dentures after eating before cleaning

After eating, it’s essential to remove your dentures and rinse them. Be sure to run water on your dentures to eliminate food debris and other loose particles. On top of that, you might want to place a towel on the counter or sink so that your dentures will not drop down and break when you drop them.

Brushing Your Dentures Correctly

Remove your dentures first and then gently clean them on a daily basis. Soak them in water and then brush them using a soft and non-bristle brush to remove deposits, plaques, and food. If you have denture adhesive, then you should carefully clean the grooves which fit on your gum to eliminate any remaining adhesive. Avoid using denture cleansers inside your mouth.

Rinse Dentures from Your Mouth Before Cleaning

Ensure that you rinse your dentures thoroughly before placing them in your mouth. If you are using a denture-soaking solution, then you should always soak your dentures before putting them into your mouth because such solutions contain harmful chemicals which can cause burns, pains, and vomiting when swallowed.