- Use a soft bristle toothbrush to remove food deposits, stains and plaque.
- Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food or debris.
- Don’t get your denture scratched. Use a non-abrasive cleanser to gently brush all the surfaces of the dentures.
- Reduce the chances of oral irritation and bad breath. When brushing, clean your mouth thoroughly. That includes your gums, cheeks, roof of your mouth and tongue.
- Put your dentures in a safe place when you’re not wearing them and cover them in water to keep them from warping.
- Use dental adhesives in an emergency or to keep dentures stable until your next appointment is booked for proper fit.
- Do not use ordinary toothpaste, bleach, vinegar or soap unless directed by your dentist.
- Don’t wear dental adhesives on a regular basis. Prolonged use of denture creams, strips or powders can mask infections and cause bone loss in the jaw.
- Don’t try to repair your own dentures yourself.
- Never use hot water for rinsing – it can warp your dentures.