How to Care for your Dentures

September 27th, 2018 by , posted in Dentures

Maintaining your Oral Health is paramount to your Overall Health and your dentures form a large part of your Oral Health. Did you know that Dentures develop a Biofilm overtime which is similar to that found on Natural Teeth, including Plaque, Stain and Calculus and regular denture washing is not sufficient on its own to remove this Biofilm? We want to make it easy for you to maintain your Oral Health with these easy steps. 

 

The DO’s and DON’Ts of What you need to do!

 

DO Wash your dentures in warm soapy water at least Once a day in a large plastic bowl after every meal to remove food particles and debris, normal dish washing liquid is sufficient (e.g. Fairy washing up liquid).

DON’T use boiling water as this will distort your dentures, use hand hot water.

DON’T wash your dentures in the sink –dropping in the sink or banging off the tap is the most common reason for breaking your denture even if it doesn’t break at the time it will weaken the denture causing it to break, usually within 6 months of the bang or drop.

DON’T use tooth paste on your dentures as this can be too abrasive and may remove the shine from the denture surface. Remember Tooth Paste is designed for natural tooth enamel

DO Use a large plastic bowl (e.g. pudding bowl) specifically for your Dentures and fill with the warm soapy water. Use a denture brush or soft tooth brush to ensure you get into the hard to reach areas. Rinse thoroughly after washing.

DO Disinfect your dentures Once per week for one hour using our Nitradine Denture Disinfectant tablets. Remember, most denture disinfectants contain a mild bleaching agent which can overtime change the colour of your dentures. So avoid leaving your dentures soaking overnight in any solution other than fresh water. Leave dentures out for one hour once a week to give the tissue under the denture a rest.

In case you have any concern or any other question, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01 4551866 or go to http://www.dentaltech.ie/contact-us/ and we will be more than happy to assist you!