Cleaning Your Dentures
Good Denture Care will increase your denture comfort and the lifespan of your dentures. Caring for your dentures should become part of your daily routine. Taking a few minutes each day will assure that your dentures remain comfortable and natural looking. Dr. David Zelby, is a prosthodontist, a true denture specialists. Prosthodontist are dental specialist, having completed an additional three years after traditional dental school to become experts in the field of complete tooth restoration. Damaged teeth and missing teeth are our primary focus. Dr. Zelby has years of experience, advanced skills and a winning personality that makes him the denture dentist in Atlanta.
Caring for your Dentures
- Clean your dentures every day. Cleaning dentures daily with a denture brush and soaking them in a cleanser solution will help keep your dentures looking white and bright, while preventing plaque buildup and denture odor.
- Rinse and brush your dentures in clean, warm water with a denture brush.
- When cleaning dentures, don’t brush too hard; you don’t want to damage any plastic or metal parts of the dentures. If needed, moisten the denture brush to avoid damages or scratches to the denture surface.
- Brush your gums, tongue, and natural teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, such as Crest®, before reinserting your dentures. This will help remove plaque from your teeth, stimulate circulation in your mouth, and help maintain good oral health.
- After brushing, rinse with a mouthwash, such as Scope®, to give your mouth a refreshed feeling.
- Never try to adjust your dentures yourself. This might cause harm to your mouth or damage to your dentures.
- Visit your dental professional regularly as recommended by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Rely on him or her for advice and answers to specific questions about your oral care.