Handle dentures with great care. If dropped onto ceramic or hard surfaces they may break. Always clean over a basin of water or over a towel. Thoroughly clean your dentures with a soft brush and mild soap and water or a denture paste. Do not use toothpaste. It is too abrasive for denture acrylic.
You should leave your dentures out of your mouth when sleeping. Leave the dentures to dry overnight.
If a calcified buildup is noticed you can soak the denture overnight in white vinegar (1 part) and water (4 parts).
For severe staining or buildup you can arrange to leave the denture at our surgery for cleaning and polishing.
If you have soreness or irritation from your denture.
Do not attempt to adjust your denture yourself. Leave the denture out for a day and then try wearing them again.
If you have persistent soreness then arrange an appointment for an adjustment. Wear the denture for 24 hours before the appointment.
Remember to brush your gums, tongue and palate as well as your denture after meals
Some things to avoid.
- Do not use bleach for prolonged soaking or for dentures that have metal components.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners.
- Do not soak your denture in alcohol.
- Do not put denture in hot water or boil the denture.
- Do not use antiseptic solutions.