What to Do with Your Dentures When You Take Them Out
Posted on 4/10/2018 by Dr. Shiotsu
When you wear dentures, you probably have a long list of things that need to be done in order to keep them in the best shape.
You probably know what you need to do to make sure they're comfortably sitting on the inside of the mouth, while also ensuring that your mouth is completely cleaned.
Here are some tips for what you should do when it comes to taking your dentures out at night and being able to have a clean mouth once again.
Nighttime Care For Your Dentures
When you take your dentures out at night, which you should do every night, you need to make sure that you care for them correctly.
Using a solution that you can place in the bathroom or by your bed in a cup, you should place the dentures inside the cup. The cleaning solution is what keeps them looking their best, as well as moist. This also kills the bacteria that is on them.
When the morning time comes, pour out the cup of cleaning solution and clean off the dentures by brushing them and your gums before putting them into your mouth.
Make sure to fully rinse them off and then place them in the mouth. This is to make sure that you do not transfer any of the bacteria which can build up overnight.
When you take your dentures out, it is always important to make sure that you keep them clean since this is how you reduce the amount of bacteria that is found in the mouth. Just because they are not your natural teeth does not mean that you do not have bacteria that can harm your mouth.
If you have further questions regarding the use and care of your dentures, give our dental office a call to learn more. We can provide you with more information on what to do.
Goichi Shiotsu, DDS
Mercer Island, Washington
Location 2825 80th Ave SE, Suite 3 Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985 Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (206) 232-3600