Your new dentures are allowing you to eat and speak normally and comfortably once again. They have also restored the beauty of your smile. To enjoy the benefits of your dentures long term, it is imperative that you take good care of them. Dr. Pantea Nooraee and our team are happy to explain the importance of cleaning your dentures daily as well as to instruct you on cleaning your dentures.
How Dentures Become Dirty
Every time you eat, food particles accumulate on your dentures in different ways. Food can sink to the floor of your mouth, thus becoming trapped under the bottom denture. As you swallow, food particles get pushed upward and backward. This can cause the food particles to become stuck between your palate and upper denture. In addition, food sticks to the plastic surface of your dentures much more readily than it does to oral tissues.
How to Clean Dentures
In addition to brushing your gums and tongue daily, it’s very important to clean your dentures every day. Brush your dentures thoroughly every day to remove plaque and food. Do not use a brush with hard bristles, as this can harm your dentures. In addition, do not clean your dentures in hot water, as this can warp them. Make sure that you rinse your dentures very well after you brush them. Use a dentures deep-cleaning solution periodically to soak off food particles from your dentures.
We encourage you to contact Twins Family Dentistry at (972) 335-3000 today to learn more about denture care and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Frisco, Texas.