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Care for Removable Full-Denture

Published on:2017-2-23

Removal full-denture requires proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and good appearance. Otherwise, the denture will discolored and lasts a short period. What’s worse, improper denture care has the chance of development of fungal infection, especially denture-related stomatitis.

First of all, cleaning after meals is very important. Plaque and tartar can accumulate on denture, just as they do on natural teeth. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. Household cleansers and many toothpastes may be too abrasive for dentures and should not be used. Gently brushing the denture with a nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque and other deposits daily but do not use denture cleansers inside your mouth. 

Dentures should not be worn all day, but rather left out of the mouth during sleep. This is good for your tissues to recover. On the other hand, dentures need to be kept moist when not being worn so they do not dry out or lose their shape. When not worn, dentures should be placed in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in water. If you sink in solutions, remember to rinse the denture before putting them back in your mouth for these solutions can contain harmful chemicals that cause vomiting, pain or burns if swallowed. Avoid hot or boiling water that could warp your dentures for most of this kind of denture made of plastic.

If your denture contains metal attachments, and the attachments could tarnish if placed in a soaking solution. You should ask the dentist the best way for caring for your particular denture. 

The chewing function of denture is not like natural teeth and it cannot resist heavy chewing pressure. Thus not to eat hard and sticky food.

You are highly recommended to visit the dentist to have regular checkup for your denture to see if the denture become loose and make sure it is healthy to wear.