Everyone wants a bright and healthy smile, including people with dentures. Establishing a daily cleaning routine is critical for keeping your dentures looking their best and your mouth healthy. Follow these simple tips for long-lasting oral health:
Your dentures should be thoroughly scrubbed with a professional denture cleaner, not toothpaste or household cleaners. Gently brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent stains, and remove food and plaque.
Clean Your Mouth, Too
Bacteria can form in your mouth as well as your dentures, leading to bad breath or gingivitis. Clean your tongue, cheeks and the roof of your mouth with a toothbrush or gauze. Don’t forget to rinse with mouthwash afterward.
Soak Dentures Overnight
Most dentures need to be kept moist in order to retain their shape. Remove your dentures before going to sleep and place in water or a mild solution overnight.
Schedule an Appointment With Your Dentist
Only a professional can give you an accurate oral health assessment. See your dentist at least once a year or if you think you have an infection or mouth sores.
Caring for your dentures should be second nature. If done right, you can enjoy your dentures for many years to come. For more tips on hygiene, call Aico’s Dental Group in Westlake at 440-835-3109.