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Once you’ve finally completed the process of getting your dentures, you want them to last. The only way that’s going to happen is if you care for them properly, including cleaning them regularly. Read on to learn the fundamentals of properly cleaning and caring for your new dentures in Burlington.

How to Clean Dentures

When you aren’t wearing your dentures, keep them in a glass of either denture cleaner solution or water. This keeps them from drying out and helps to retain their pliability and shape. Never place your dentures in hot or boiling water, however, as this could lead to warping.

Like natural teeth, dentures are subject to build-up of plaque, calculus and stains. Unless you sufficiently clean your dentures regularly, these accumulations can lead to a host of mouth problems, including inflammation of the mouth and lips, or stomatitis. To keep your dentures sufficiently clean and sanitary, soak and brush them every day with a denture cleanser. Don’t use regular toothpaste to clean your dentures.

Tips for the Proper Care and Maintenance of Your Dentures

When you handle your dentures, do it with great care so you don’t drop them. Ideally, handle your dentures over a sink full of water or a folded towel.

If your dentures cease to fit comfortably, don’t just rely on denture adhesive to keep them in place. Those dentures may need to be replaced or relined. If you put this off, you could get mouth sores.

To install, adjust, replace or seek any other help with your dentures in Burlington, contact Fielding Dental Healthcare.