Denture Cleaners

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Although dentures are now made from high quality acrylic material, and are tough and resilient, cleaning your dentures does not involve the same routine that cleaning natural teeth requires. Artificial teeth require soaking in a special solution to keep them looking pristine. In addition it is important to remove dentures regularly to make sure that no food debris is hiding underneath them.

You should brush your dentures at least once a day with a special denture brush using a proprietary denture cleaner. There are several to choose from according to personal preference. Although some people get away with using mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid to clean their dentures, on no account should you use abrasives because they will damage the surface of your dentures and spoil their appearance.

The Importance of Proper Denture Care

Failing to take proper care of your dentures will not simply lead to their early deterioration. Lack of hygiene can lead to health problems in the mouth, such as bad breath, inflammation and even ulcers. Prevention is a lot easier and much more pleasant than a cure here, so establishing a daily routine is critical.

Even with the best care, eventually dentures will lose their shine and it will become increasingly difficult to clean them properly. When this happens you will know that it is time to return to your dentist so that he can polish them for you. This will happen about every six months. You will need to replace your dentures on average every five to six years.

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