5 Tips for Denture Wearers | Thanuja Kularatne DDS

Caring for your natural teeth is still crucial even if you have dentures. Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush to maintain their health. While taking care of dentures may feel like an additional task, with a little effort, you can keep them clean and maintain a healthy smile. Here are five tips for keeping your dentures clean and your oral health in top shape.

  1. Thoroughly Rinse
    Before brushing, rinse your dentures under water to remove food particles and debris. Handle them carefully to avoid damage, and avoid using hot or boiling water, which can harm them.
  2. Clean Your Dentures
    Just like brushing your teeth, your dentures need regular cleaning. Remove them and gently brush them with a soft toothbrush. Avoid using cleaning solutions while wearing dentures. Also, steer clear of harsh cleaning materials like bleach products or whitening toothpaste, as they can damage dentures. Talk to Thanuja Kularatne DDS about the best cleaning solutions for your dentures.
  3. Don’t Forget Your Gums
    Even if you have dentures, it’s important to brush your gums gently to prevent oral infections. If your toothbrush is too harsh, use gauze instead. If you experience gum pain, make an appointment with us for recommendations.
  4. Keep Them Covered
    When removing your dentures at night, store them in a covered container with a denture-soaking solution to keep them clean and moist. If you have questions about storing your dentures, don’t hesitate to ask Thanuja Kularatne DDS.
  5. Be Careful with Adhesives
    Removing dentures with adhesive can sometimes be tricky. Swish warm water or mouthwash around your mouth to ease removal, and never use cleaning solutions or foreign objects. Ensure that the grooves of your dentures that attach to your gums are clean and adhesive-free.

Properly cared for, your dentures will give you a beautiful smile for years. If you have any concerns about your dentures or need advice on their care, reach out to our office. We’re here to help you find the best solutions for your denture needs.

For more tips on maintaining oral health or to schedule your next appointment with Thanuja Kularatne DDS at Mermaid Dental, contact us today. Your smile is our priority!

Mermaid Dental
Phone: (512) 593-6342
1504 Aquarena Springs Dr suite 110
San Marcos, TX 78666