Details on How to Sanitize Your Denture

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Have you replaced your teeth with dentures in Kennesaw, Georgia? If so, good for you! Dentures are strong and reliable appliances that can help you talk, eat, and smile with confidence. However, even though your dentures are tough, you still need to take good care of them. So, to help you keep your dentures clean and pristine, our Dental Excellence of Kennesaw dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Rinse the denture after eating: While you eat, whether it’s a snack or meal, food particles cling to your artificial teeth and contaminate your appliance. So, make sure you rinse your denture after you eat so you can wash away the food particles and other loose debris.

-Clean your mouth: When you take your denture out for the day, clean your smile with the proper tools. If you still have natural teeth remaining, clean those chompers with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. If you don’t, clean your gums, cheeks, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft toothbrush or with a gauze pad. This will help keep your appliance clean.

-Brush your denture daily: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to brush your denture each day. This will remove the harmful particles, like plaque and bacteria, that threaten your smile.

-Soak the denture: It’s best to keep the appliance moist when it is not in your mouth, so do your best to keep it in a glass of water or a mild denture cleaner overnight. This will help keep the appliance in tip-top shape and it will also keep it from drying out.

If you clean your appliance each day, there is a high chance your denture will stay in tip-top shape and you will have a beautiful and stunning smile for years to come. If you have any questions about cleaning your denture in Kennesaw, Georgia, or if you would like to know more, please call 770-429-0955 today and talk to a member of our caring dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum, if you have any concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!