Caring for your natural teeth is essential for maintaining oral health. Brushing with a soft toothbrush is the first step to ensure your teeth remain healthy. Additionally, taking care of dentures is crucial to maintain oral hygiene. At The Ivory Dental Studio, we understand that caring for dentures can sometimes feel like a daunting task. However, with a little effort and the right techniques, you can keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy. Here are five tips to help you achieve just that:

  1. Rinse Thoroughly:
    Before brushing, it’s important to rinse your dentures thoroughly. Running them under water can help wash away food particles and other debris. Handle your dentures with care and avoid using hot or boiling water, as it could potentially damage them.
  2. Clean Your Dentures:
    Just like brushing your natural teeth, your dentures require regular cleaning. Avoid using cleaning solutions while wearing your dentures. Instead, remove them and gently brush them using a soft toothbrush. Steer clear of whitening toothpaste or harsh cleaning materials, as they may cause damage. Feel free to consult with our dentist at The Ivory Dental Studio to determine the right type of cleaner for your dentures.
  3. Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth:
    Even if you wear dentures, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your gums and any remaining natural teeth. Be gentle while brushing to avoid causing irritation or damage. If your toothbrush feels too rough, consider using gauze as an alternative. If you experience gum pain, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us for further evaluation and recommendations.
  4. Keep Them Covered:
    When you remove your dentures at night, store them in a covered container to keep them clean. Consider using a denture-soaking solution to maintain their cleanliness overnight. Alternatively, water can serve as a substitute to help retain their shape. If you have any concerns or questions regarding denture storage, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.
  5. Care with Adhesives:
    Removing dentures with adhesive can sometimes be challenging. If you encounter difficulties, try rinsing your mouth with warm water or mouthwash to ease the process. Avoid using any sharp objects or foreign substances to remove your dentures. Ensure that the grooves of your dentures that attach to your gums remain clean and free of adhesive residue.

Proper care of your dentures will not only preserve their longevity but also contribute to a lasting, healthy smile. At The Ivory Dental Studio, we’re dedicated to helping you maintain optimal oral health. If you have any questions or concerns about denture care, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to provide you with personalized solutions and support. Schedule your next appointment with us today to keep your mouth healthy and your smile radiant.

The Ivory Dental Studio
Phone: (219) 554-8679
1906 US-41 Ste A
Schererville, IN 46375