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3 Effective Tips to Cleaning Your Dentures

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If you own a set of dentures or a plate it is important that you know how to properly clean and look after your new set of teeth. Just because you have false teeth does not mean you give up on your teeth cleaning responsibilities. To prevent any health problems make sure you follow the instructions provided by your dentist.

To get you started our expert team have put together 3 effective tips to cleaning your dentures.

  1. Let them soak
    Soaking your dentures is an important part of the cleaning process. Leaving your dentures to soak will help remove any debris and food build up that brushing won’t. This will also help to remove and stains and odour causing bacteria.To soak your dentures you will need a denture soaking tablet. Brands such as Polident are perfect for soaking dentures.Drop the tablet into warm water and let your dentures soak for the recommended time per the tablet packaging. Make sure you use enough water to cover your dentures. It is also important to make sure that you don’t use hot or boiling water to soak your dentures. If the water is too hot it can warp and change the fit of your plate or dentures.
  2. Give them a good brush
    Next you want to give your dentures a good brush. You can do this using a soft bristled brush and the solution you used to soak your dentures or plate. This will remove any remaining debris that soaking couldn’t budge.Make sure you don’t use toothpaste as this is too abrasive for dentures and can leave tiny scratches on your teeth that can build up bacteria.You can also use a special toothbrush specific to dentures if you prefer, it is slightly larger than a normal toothbrush but essentially does the same thing. If it also important to not use any bleaching products on your dentures such as whitening toothpaste or mouthwashes. These can change the colour of the gum section of your plate making it appear a strange white colour.
  3. Rinse
    After you have soaked and rinsed your dentures or plate you will need to give them a good rinse under clean water. This will ensure there is no debris, food or cleaning solution left on your dentures. You also don’t want any of the cleaning solution to get into your mouth.

 

For best cleaning results, make sure to bring your dentures into our clinic for a deep acid and recoat clean. Our Sympro machine works miracles in bringing your dentures back to life. The best part about it is the entire cleaning process only takes about an hour.

Contact us today to arrange a consultation for your next denture clean.

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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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