If you replace your missing teeth with a set of complete dentures, then there are things you need to do regularly to keep your appliance in tip-top shape. If you clean and care for your dentures, there is a good chance they can replace your missing teeth the way you like for many years. So, our dentist, Dr. Howard Glassman, encourages you to clean and care for your dentures by doing the following things:
-Rinse your dentures after eating. Just remove the dentures from your mouth and rinse them under lukewarm water. It’s important to avoid rinsing them under scalding hot water because the hot temperature can melt and warp the appliance.
-Brush your dentures daily. To do so, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleaner. This can help you remove plaque and bacteria from your appliance once a day.
-Soak your dentures overnight. This can help your dentures keep their shape. So, make sure to place them in a cup filled with water or mild denture-cleaning solution as you sleep at night.
Call Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 909-860-0321 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to clean and care for your dentures in Diamond Bar, California. Our dental team is more than happy to give you the answers and help you need, and we look forward to your phone call!