Your new dentures are allowing you to eat and speak normally and comfortably once again. They have also restored the beauty of your smile. To enjoy the benefits of your dentures long term, it is imperative that you take good care of them. Dr. Milad and our team are happy to explain the importance of cleaning your dentures daily as well as to instruct you on cleaning your dentures.
How Dentures Become Dirty
Every time you eat, food particles accumulate on your dentures in a variety of ways. Food can sink to the floor of your mouth, thus becoming trapped under the bottom denture. As you swallow, food particles get pushed upward and backward, causing food particles to become stuck between your palate and upper denture. In addition, food sticks to the surface of your dentures.
How to Clean Dentures
It’s very important to clean your dentures every day. Brush your dentures thoroughly every day to remove plaque and food. Do not use a brush with hard bristles, as this can harm your dentures. In addition, do not clean your dentures in hot water, as this can warp them. Make sure that you rinse your dentures well after you brush them. Periodically use dentures deep-cleaning solution to soak off food particles from your dentures.
Contact Shining Smiles LLC at 630-972-4010 to learn more about denture care and to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Bolingbrook, Franklin Park, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield, Riverside, and Wheaton, Illinois. Our team is excited to answer any questions that you may have about your new dentures!