Soak your dentures.
When you aren’t wearing your dentures, get into the habit of keeping them moist. If you don’t, they will dry out and eventually start to lose their shape. Proper denture care means you should always soak your dentures overnight, preferably in a denture cleanser soaking solution, or in water if none is available.
Avoid hot water.
Whatever you do, never place your dentures in hot water. Excessive heat can cause dentures to warp, become misshapen and could prove costly to be rectified by your dentist.
Dentures with metal attachments.
Not all dentures are made entirely of acrylic. Some also incorporate metal attachments to keep them in place. Because placing dentures with metal attachments in water can cause the metal to tarnish, you should seek advice from your dentist on the best type of denture care for type of denture.
Have regular dental check-ups.
Wearing dentures doesn’t mean you get to wave goodbye to your dentist.
Regular dental care check-ups are still a must. It’s essential that you see your dentist at least once a year – particular attention should be paid to your oral tissues, especially around your gums. You can be susceptible to gum disease even if you no longer have any natural teeth. Also, other conditions, including oral cancer, can still affect your gums, oral tissues and cavities, tongue and upper or lower jaws. We strongly advice that all these potential concerns should be checked out regularly by your dentist.