It’s a proven fact that cleaning a denture with the help of your fingers and water only transfers the microorganisms from your hands to the denture’s surface. Thus, you should remove your denture after every meal and clean its inside and outside with a toothbrush and soap. If you cannot hold on to the slippery denture or are afraid that it might fall, you should place it on a soft towel. This prevents the denture from breaking if it falls.
Toothpaste causes the loss of the denture’s protective coating. If the coating on the denture’s surface is battered, it serves as a working point for micro-organisms and complicates the cleaning. In such a case, you should contact your dentist and let him overhaul the denture.
Do not use bleacher, dishwashing detergents or washing powder to clean your denture. These substances do not only damage your denture but are also very dangerous for your health. To clean your denture, you can use specific tabs or cleaning solutions. Cleaning of the tissues, to which the denture has adhered, is very important. It is highly recommended to clean the mouth while cleaning the denture. In this respect, you should also clean your gums and natural teeth with the help of a soft toothbrush or cloth.
In case of a partial denture, it is particularly important that the brackets, which are used as an attachment to your natural teeth, are clean. If food debris is not removed from the brackets, it damages the teeth. Thus, the brackets should be cleaned after every meal. After removing the denture, you should keep it in a bucket of water.
Without your dentist’s approval, you should never let somebody perform abrasions, attachments, repairs or similar actions to your denture. In case of any problems, you should immediately contact your dentist. Dental check-ups on a regular basis also prevent possible problems. Please be aware that your denture only has certain durability, and you should change it in 2 to 5 years.