Taking proper care of your dentures will ensure their longevity and help you maintain optimal oral health. Dr. Alfredo M. Gapuz will give you detailed instructions on at-home maintenance and explain how properly caring for dentures can improve your overall quality of life.
Individuals missing most or all of their teeth can benefit from dentures at our Orlando, FL, dental practice. We offer traditional full and partial dentures as well as implant-supported prostheses, depending on your personal needs and aesthetic goals.
How to Care for Your Dentures
To keep dentures looking and feeling great for the long haul, patients should:
- Rinse dentures following meals: After eating, remove your dentures and run them under cool water to rinse off any food particles and debris.
- Handle with care: Dentures may break if dropped. When cleaning or rinsing your appliance, place a folded towel in the sink or on the countertop to reduce the risk of damage.
- Brush dentures daily: In addition to rinsing your dentures, you should also brush them at least once a day. Use a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive cleaner to remove debris, adhesive, and bacteria.