While dentures are not subject to decay, they do accumulate plaque, tartar, and stains. With this in mind, it is important to care for dentures much the same way natural teeth are cared for (except dentures are cleaned outside the mouth). This entails brushing dentures with a non-abrasive cleanser at least once a day. They should then be soaked in a mild soaking solution and thoroughly rinsed in water before being placed back in the mouth. Dentures should never be soaked in products containing bleach or placed in boiling water, which can cause them to deform. It should also be pointed out that a little dental adhesive goes a long way. Only two to three pea-sized dollops are needed.
Every day, people look back on their decision to get dentures as a way to improve their smile and overall health and are happy they made the choice. If you’re considering dentures, 9 WEST MAIN DENTAL can walk you through every step of the way. To schedule an appointment, please call 508-867-2777. We offer early morning and early evening appointments to serve your busy schedule. Our office is located at 9 West Main St., West Brookfield.
P.S. Denture wearers should take a break from wearing dentures to minimize gum irritation.