A denture is a removable dental appliance used to replace missing teeth. They are made to look like your natural teeth and can even improve your smile. Just like natural teeth, dentures must be cleaned daily to prevent staining and bad breath. Here are a few tips on how to keep your denture white and clean.
- Brush your denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least once daily. Use gentle circular motions, and do not scrub too hard. You can also use a commercial denture cleanser, which you can find at most drugstores. Avoid using toothpaste, as it is abrasive and can damage the surface of your denture.
- Rinse your denture after eating or drinking. Food particles can become stuck in between the teeth or in the crevices of the denture and cause staining. Rinsing immediately after eating or drinking will help remove any food particles before they can stain your denture.
- Soak your denture overnight in a mild denture cleanser solution or water with baking soda (one teaspoon of baking soda per cup of water). This will help remove any buildup of plaque or tartar on your denture and keep it looking like new.
- See your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. Even though you are taking good care of your denture at home, it is still important to see your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning.
We hope you found these tips helpful. Do not forget to brush, rinse, soak, and see your dentist regularly for the best results. A beautiful smile is just around the corner! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. We love getting feedback from our readers and always appreciate your input. Have a great day!