Taking care of your dentures is important for their longevity and your comfort. Follow the instructions and tips below to wear your dentures with confidence.
Wearing Your Dentures
The first thing you may wonder with new dentures is, “What can I eat?” There are plenty of denture-friendly foods you can enjoy—and even some options to keep your sweet tooth satisfied. You may also feel some gum discomfort because of your dentures, which is normal. Try an adhesive like Super Poligrip®, which helps seal out food particles and helps prevent gum irritation.
Cleaning Your Dentures
Establishing a daily cleaning routine for your dentures is key to good oral hygiene. Soaking your dentures with a special denture cleanser tablet like Polident® helps remove stains and kill 99.99% of odor-causing bacteria.* Additionally, gently brushing your dentures with a soft-bristled brush will help clean off any remaining debris.
Storing Your Dentures
Taking care of your dentures doesn’t end with cleaning; it’s important to store them properly, too. Whenever you’re not wearing your dentures, place them in a glass of water or denture cleanser solution to keep them from drying out. Also, make sure to keep your dentures out of reach of children or pets to avoid any unwanted mishaps.
Getting used to your dentures may take a little patience, but these instructions and tips make it easier for you to keep your mouth feeling and looking its best.
*In laboratory testing