Cleaning and brushing dentures should be a routine part of your denture maintenance. For those patients who have removable dentures, there are best practices in the ideal way to keep your dentures clean and bright. Below are are some simple steps on cleaning and brushing dentures.
Step 1: Take the dentures out of your mouth.
Step 2: Brush the dentures as you would normally brush natural teeth; using a toothbrush and toothpaste, brushing the dentures in a circular motion.
Step 3: Brush underneath the denture. Food and debris can become stuck in the ridge, so it is important to loosen any of the food or debris by brushing underneath.
Step 4: Rinse and dry the denture thoroughly.
Step 5: Using water and denture cleaning solution, put the dentures in a dipping bath overnight. Do not wear your dentures during the night as they could loosen in the mouth, causing a person to choke.
Step 6: In the morning take the dentures out of the dipping bath, apply adhesive and place them in your mouth.
Cleaning and brushing dentures is a regular part of dental hygiene for those that wear removable dentures. With a steady routine of cleaning your dentures, your denture experience will be much more pleasing.