Do you have complete dentures in Ladera Ranch, California? If so, you need to take good care of them. This is because if you don’t clean and care for them regularly, they can break, become misshapen, and more. So, our dentist, Dr. Richard D. Guthrie, encourages you to properly clean and care for your dentures by doing the following things:
-Rinse your dentures after eating. All you need to do is remove the appliance and run it under lukewarm water. Don’t rinse it with scalding hot water because it can melt the appliance. As you handle the dentures, place a towel in the sink so if you accidentally drop it, you decrease your chances of damaging it.
-Brush your dentures daily. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleaner to scrub the appliance at least once a day. Doing this can remove the food particles, plaque, and bacteria from the dentures.
-Soak your dentures overnight. This can help your dentures keep their shape. So, make sure to place them in a cup filled with water or mild denture-cleaning solution as you sleep at night.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for complete dentures, please contact Mission Ranch Dental Aesthetics at 949-388-6325 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!