Cleaning Your Dentures

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Your dentures are allowing you to eat and speak normally and comfortably once again. They have also restored the beauty of your smile. To enjoy the benefits of your dentures long term, it is imperative that you take good care of them. Dr. David O'Donnell and our team are happy to explain the importance of cleaning your dentures daily as well as to instruct you on cleaning your dentures.

How Dentures Become Dirty

Every time you eat, food particles accumulate on your dentures in different ways:

– Food can become trapped under the bottom denture

– Food can become lodged between your palate and the upper denture

– Food can stick to the surface of your dentures

How to Clean Dentures

In addition to brushing your gums and tongue every day, it’s very important to clean your dentures. Brush your dentures thoroughly every day to remove plaque and food. Do not use a brush with hard bristles, as this can harm your dentures. In addition, do not clean your dentures in hot water, as this can warp them. Make sure that you rinse your dentures very well after you brush them. Use a dentures deep-cleaning solution periodically to soak off food particles from your dentures.

We welcome you to contact ODonnell Family Dentistry at 859-269-4613 today to learn more about denture care and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Lexington, Kentucky.