If you’re one of the many denture wearers in the Buffalo, New York area, you may wonder, “How to clean dentures.’ The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care realize you’ve probably seen your parents or grandparents soak their dentures in a glass of water. The truth is, that is still one of the best ways to clean them!
Denture wearers understand that keeping their dentures clean is important to ensure they will last a long time, won’t stain and will remain odor-free. Removing the dentures at night allows your gums to “rest” and that is a good practice to get into.
Remove your dentures at night, rinse them off and then put them into a clean cup of water to soak. Consider adding a denture cleaning tablet to the water to help clean them overnight. Dentures do not need to be brushed.
Rinse your dentures off before you put them back into your mouth the following morning. You can swish your mouth with mouthwash if you’re craving a minty fresh feeling. Remember to use a non-alcoholic mouthwash as alcohol will dry out your mouth.
If your dentures begin to show signs of staining, you will want to contact either our Amherst or East Aurora office to schedule a professional cleaning. Remember, too, that even denture wearers should have regular dental cleanings and check-ups to assure your overall oral health.
Not sure if you want to wear dentures or explore dental implants to address missing teeth? Plan to attend our upcoming Free Dental Implant Seminar and have all of your dental implant questions answered. We host several free dental implant seminars a month at both our East Aurora and Amherst locations. During these seminars we offer information on dental implants, provide tours of the facilities and give you an opportunity to talk with the dentists and dental hygienists who will take time and answer your questions.
If you’re looking for a new dentist or if you haven’t seen a dentist in a long time, give our office a call. We making switching dentists easy and we are also a judgement-free dental practice that works with high fear and high anxiety patients. Ask us about our free dental check-up for new patients and also about sedation dentistry.