How should I care for my dentures?

Dentures are a serious investment and taking care of them can extend their life. Caring for dentures or partials doesn't have to be complicated. When you receive dentures in our office, we will give you specific instructions on denture care.

Follow these simple steps to extend the life of your dentures and keep them looking and feeling their best:

  • Only use products made specifically for denture care to clean your dentures.
  • Always keep your dentures moist when they are not in your mouth.
  • Take care to not drop your dentures. It may be helpful to pad your counter with towels when you are cleaning your dentures since they can become slippery when they are wet.
  • Use cool or lukewarm water to rinse, clean, and soak your dentures. Hot water will cause them to lose their shape. Leaving them in the sun or in a hot car can also ruin your dentures.

And lastly, it is very important that you keep your regular dental exam and denture cleaning appointments in our office. We will look at your dentures and check the fit to ensure that you are always in optimum health. If we see a problem with your dentures, we can make a repair either in our office or send them out to our dental lab to fix them for you.

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