The ultimate guide to caring for Dentures
If you wear Dentures either fixed, permanent or temporary, you might be wondering how to care for it. Your appliance sits inside your mouth and against your teeth, so it quickly accumulates bacteria, plaque and calculus (hardened plaque). Just like you brush your teeth every day, it’s important to clean your appliance every day after each time they’re worn.
What happens if you don’t clean your Dentures?
Without cleaning your appliance regularly, it will keep collecting bacteria and plaque from your mouth while you wear it. Over time, it may even start to smell or taste funny if you don’t clean it often enough.
More importantly, appliances can harbour dangerous bacteria. While many bacteria are normally found in the mouth, when too many build up, they can cause gum disease dental decay and oral thrush.
Cleaning your appliance is just as important as brushing your teeth. You need to clean your appliance in warm water with a cleaner once a day to keep it in good condition. It’s a good idea to brush it out after each meal as well.
Signs of an unclean appliance:
The appliance smells or tastes bad
There is a film on the appliance
The appliance looks cloudy
It has been more than a few days since it was cleaned
There are white spots on the appliance.
White spots could be mineral buildup (calculus) caused by plaque solidifying on the appliance. Another sign that an appliance needs cleaning is it keeps breaking or cracking. Just as bacteria can damage the teeth, they can also damage the appliance.
How to clean Dentures
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Simply pop one RETAINER FRESH® tablet in a cup of warm water and place your appliance inside. Soak for 15-30 minutes, then rinse under running water before wearing.
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