By definition, removable dentures are traditional dentures that are anchored in the mouth by fitting directly over implants or over a bar connected to the implants. For those that have suffered with problems with their bite, removable dentures are often the solution. The removable denture is a wonderful option, however, in order to maintain the health and cleanliness of your mouth, proper care of the denture is critical. Below are the basic steps to denture care:
Handle with Care
Dentures are fragile and should be handled with utmost care. When setting them down, place them on a towel or soft surface. Keep them out of reach of children and away from volatile locations.
Clean Your Teeth
Brushing your dentures is just as important as brushing natural teeth. Brush and clean them daily. There are special brushes that are designed for dentures specifically that are the most effective. Check with your dentist to decide on the best dental cleaner that is ADA approved.
Don’t Let Them Dry Out
When a denture dries out, it can lose its shape. Thus, it is important that when you are not wearing your dentures you store them in a denture cleaning solution. Do not place dentures in hot water.
Keep Them Away From Pets
Animals, especially dogs are attracted to the scent of human saliva. It is common for a dog to pick up a denture and use it as a chew toy.
With proper care of your dentures, you will enhance the durability of your denture and the overall hygiene of your mouth.