How To Clean Dentures
From the day you’re fitted with your new dentures it’s a great idea to follow this easy cleaning routine at least twice a day, just as you would with natural teeth.
Twice A Day, Everyday
Brush twice a day
Use a sonic cleanser once a day
Dentures Can & Do Break
Please take extra care when cleaning your dentures!
Take Dentures Out To Clean
Clean your mouth, gums and remaining natural teeth
The Importance Of Good Denture Hygiene
As a denture wearer you know how vital your dentures are to your life. It is important that all denture wearers understand the role that daily, proper oral hygiene plays in denture appearance and overall oral health. As well as regular denture maintenance it is perhaps the single most important aspect of wearing dentures.
Dentures are in almost constant use 24 hours a day. They have to survive in one to the bodies most hostile environments and are subject to biological acids, bacteria, heat and cold and have to cope with constant chewing forces equivalent to 5 kg in weight.
Add to this the amazing difference correctly made dentures can make to your appearance, confidence, social life and everyday function; put simply, modern dentures are amazing and deserve the best care and maintenance possible if they are to provide long lasting performance and continue to look their best.
A daily cleansing routine is critical in preventing the accumulation of plaque, bacteria and calculus build-up on denture surfaces, which can lead to yeast infections, irritation of oral tissues. denture odor, bad breath and an unsightly appearance.
This is particularly important if you wear a partial denture to remove this biological build-up from both denture and natural teeth on a daily basis to reduce the chance of developing new decay resulting in further loss of remaining natural teeth.
Twice A Day Denture Cleaning Routine
Whether you wear full or partial dentures, always remove your dentures from your mouth before cleaning
Hold your dentures between your fingers, not a cupped hand and clean your denture over a basin of warm water or folded bathroom towel to cushion the impact should a drop occur
Using a good quality, medium bristle, double sided denture brush with both long and short bristles to gently remove any debris and plaque that has collected on the surfaces of the denture, pay particular attention to the fitting or underside of the denture. If you wear a partial denture, ensure you clean the parts of the denture that contact your natural teeth very well to remove any build up of plaque in these areas.
To clean between the small spaces of the teeth employ a gentle tapping motion with the denture brush
Brushing alone is not enough. For a more thorough, in-depth clean, use a good proprietary denture cleaning product, such as Renew Professional Strength Denture Cleaner, once a day as directed. Re-brush and thoroughly rinse your dentures before placing back in the mouth
Using a sonic denture bath with Renew cleansing solution will provide better results by forcing the solution into micro crevices in the denture that brushing and soaking cannot reach, ensuring hygienically clean dentures, in less time.
Do's & Dont's When Cleaning Dentures
DO clean your dentures at least twice a day, preferably after each meal
NEVER clean your dentures over a hard surface like a tiled floor or empty basin
AVOID a harsh scrubbing action as this may adversely wear the polished surface of the denture
NEVER scrape the denture with sharp objects or nail files; this will only lead to more intense staining of the denture or injury
NEVER use household cleaning products; this can be dangerous to your health and will shorten the life of the denture
ALWAYS Remove your dentures from your mouth to clean them effectively
WHEN not wearing your dentures; keep them in a glass of warm water with half a teaspoon of table salt to inhibit the growth of bacteria