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DENTURES AND NATURAL TEETH: CARING FOR BOTH

If you are fitted with partial dentures, they’ll work hand-in-hand with your remaining natural teeth to help you speak, eat and smile with confidence. To keep both in great shape, try following these steps.

Caring for your dentures

Maintaining your dentures will help them look good, feel good and last longer.

Consider cleaning your dentures over a towel or bowl of water for a soft landing should you drop them

Try using a specialist denture cleansing tablet, like Polident

After soaking, brush your dentures with a soft bristle toothbrush to remove any debris

Finish every clean by rinsing your dentures thoroughly

Using a denture adhesive, like Polident, can help seal out food so it doesn’t get stuck under your dentures

To ensure your dentures don’t dry out when you’re not wearing them, remember to immerse them fully in water when they are being stored.

Looking after your teeth

Keeping your natural teeth healthy is important.

Be sure to brush them twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush.

Floss to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth and gum line.

Remember to change your toothbrush every three or four months as the bristles begin to lose their shape.

Schedule regular appointments with your dentist. They’ll be able to monitor your overall oral health, as well as your dentures.