Essentials for Denture Wearers
1. Keep dentures clean!
Bacterial plaque builds up daily in the mouth and on dentures. Unless it’s removed, plaque can cause infection, and disease and bad breath.
2. At night all dentures, full or partial, should soak in lukewarm water. This takes pressure off your gums and keeps dentures from drying out and warping.
3. Imagine how your feet would feel if you never took off your shoes! Mouth tissue are extremely sensitive. They can shrink and change under the pressure of dentures. Give them time to rest and breathe by removing dentures overnight. Your oral tissue need daily stimulation. Use a soft toothbrush to massage your gums; the top, underside, and edges of your tongue; the roof and floor of your mouth. If a brush is uncomfortable, try moistened gauze.