Caring for Your Dentures is very important
We recommend a basic daily routine for caring for your dentures that includes rinsing, cleaning, brushing & soaking.
As it does on natural teeth, plaque tends to form on dentures. If it is not removed on a daily basis, your dentures will not look proper, you may experience profound denture odours, and your health could be at risk.
Caring for Your Dentures Daily Cleaning Routine
Clean your dentures over a sink filled with water so that if you drop them they will not break against the sink basin.
- Rinse your dentures thoroughly in water to remove any loose food particles. Be careful not to use hot water because it can warp dentures.
- Use a denture cleaner such as Renew. Conventional toothpastes such as Colgate or Crest are not designed to clean your dentures. In fact they could damage your dentures and the denture teeth.
- Use a moistened denture brush (not a tooth brush) to clean all the surfaces of your dentures. Be very careful not to brush hard, this could lead to erosion of the denture components (acrylic, metal, porcelain).
- Soak your dentures in 1 teaspoon of Renew for a minimum of 20 minutes. Overnight soaking is acceptable as well.
- Rinse your dentures in fresh running water to remove all traces of the denture cleanser. Do not use hot water.
- Use a soft bristled toothbrush to brush your remaining natural teeth, gums, tongue, and palate before reinserting your dentures. This will remove plaque from your mouth, stimulate blood circulation, and help in maintain your good oral health.
- Rinse with mouthwash if so desired.
Caring for your dentures will become second nature to you before you know it. At the Denture Clinic we sell Renew in our Denture Care Package, this package includes; 1 bottle of Renew Professional Denture Cleaner, 1 denture brush and 1 denture bath. Please feel free to come into the clinic today for a free sample of Renew or you can purchase the Denture Care Package. Also remember never try and adjust your dentures yourself, this could damage your dentures and possibly cause harm to your mouth. Please contact the clinic at (519) 821-1750 if you feel that you need an adjustment and we will try and accommodate you as soon as possible.