How to Care for your Dentures

Over time, dentures need to be remade, recreated or have their bases redone by a process called rebasing. Rebasing involves creating a new base but keeping the current set of denture teeth. The reason for you dentures having to be remade, recreated or rebased is due to the fact that over time the dentures can wear out or changes in your mouth can change them too. Once your dentures become lose it makes chewing food difficult and can also irritate your gums. The best thing you can do while wearing dentures is make sure that you’re going for regular dental checkups. Below are some steps on how you can take care of your dentures at home:

 

  • Remember that your dentures are delicate so it’s important that you handle them with care when putting them on and taking them off as well as when you clean them.
  • When caring for your dentures make sure that you’re holding them over a towel or in a sink with some water filled inside.
  • You want to make sure that your dentures stay moist at all times. When you’re not wearing them, soak them in a denture cleaning solution or in a plain cup of water. You want to make sure that you never place them in hot water as they could warp.
  • Another great way to keep your dentures clean is by brushing them so that you’ll remove any plaque or deposits of food plus when brushing your dentures it keeps them from getting stained.
  • In addition to brushing your dentures, it’s just as important that you make sure to brush your gums and tongue every day especially in the morning before you wear your dentures.
  • Lastly, if your dentures break, chip, crack or get loose please go see your dentist. DO NOT try and fix your dentures as you can damage them even more.

If you take care of your dentures by following the tips we’ve provided above then you should have dentures that can last for a longer time rather then a short time. Speak with your dentist should you have any other concerns or questions.