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How to take care of your dentures

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Taking proper care of dentures is very important for the long lasting use. Dentures are to be cared for as a good hygiene practice, as they remain in the mouth for a long time and if not cared for properly can cause lot of problems for the user. One should follow the following steps to take care of his/her dentures and also avoid the points mentioned in denture don’ts.{{more}}

Denture Do’s:

-Clean the dentures daily and after every meal

-Take them out before sleeping and place them in a jar of cold water. Hot water may cause wrapping

-Inform dentist of any medication you are taking

-Have regular check-ups

Denture Don’ts:

-Do not brush with abrasive cleaners

-Do not use “drugstore” relines and denture repair kits

-Do not get addicted to adhesives

-Don’t keep dentures unclean and dry.

DENTURE CLEANING

Use denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush. Make sure you reach all surfaces. When cleaning dentures hold between thumb and forefinger over a sink filled with water and place the towel in the sink to act as a cushion in case denture slips out of your hand.

After brushing, dentures can be soaked in denture cleanser to remove light stains and deposits. Rinse in water after that, e.g. dilute solution of chlorhexidine, sodium perborate or nystatin. Follow manufacturer’s instructions.

No mineral acids should be used, to avoid corroding.

Ultrasonic and UV cleansers can be used for tough stains.

Dr Keith John
email:drkeithjohn@gmail.com
Clinic: SVG Dental Corporation
Telephone: 784-456-2220
Cell: 784-526-0752

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