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Have you recently received dentures? If so, keep in mind that you need to take proper care of them so that they stay in good shape. If you are unsure how to care for dentures, our team can provide you with a few useful tips.

-Rinse your dentures after you eat. Food particles will cling to the dentures while you eat and contaminate them, but a good and thorough rinsing can wash away loose or staining debris.

– Clean all the areas of your mouth. After removing your dentures at the end of the day, give your mouth a proper cleaning. Brush any natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. Use your toothbrush or a gauze pad to gently clean your gums, tongue, roof of your mouth, and cheeks so that your appliance has a clean place to sit.

– Brush your dentures every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Cleaning your dentures removes plaque and bacteria that could otherwise harm your smile.

– Soak dentures overnight to keep them moist when they are outside your mouth. Use a glass of water or quality denture cleaner so that your denture appliance can remain in tip-top shape and not dry out.

Proper care for a denture appliance helps it remain in good shape and provide you with a beautiful smile for many years. If you have any questions about how to clean dentures properly in Houston, Texas, and would like to visit with our dentist, Dr. R. Nab, please contact Midtown Dental at 713-481-5693 today.