To round out our women's oral health focus in time for Dental Health Week next month, we're back with oral care tips for dentures. But don't forget to look back at our other Women's Oral Health posts in case there were any you missed.
Oral care tips for dentures:
- Don't let dentures dry out - place in denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when they're not being worn. Never use hot water, which can cause dentures to warp.
- Brush your dentures - brushing daily will remove food and dental plague and help prevent dentures from becoming stained.
- Take care of your mouth - brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft bristled brush before you insert dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plague.
- Consult your dentist - immediately if dentures break, chip, crack or become loose. Don't be tempted to adjust them yourself; this can damage them beyond repair.
Book an appointment online if you have any concerns with your dentures or you want advice on having dentures fitted.