Caring for your False teeth is just as important as caring for your natural teeth. Unfortunately cleaning false teeth isn’t as easy as natural teeth. There are several steps to take when taking care of false teeth. After taking out your false teeth, the first thing you should do is use warm water to wash away the visible food particles.
The correct water temperature is critical because water that is too hot may cause false teeth to warp. During this step, it is wise to fill the sink with water first so as not to break the false teeth. The next step in caring for false teeth is to use denture cleaning paste. You can apply this paste with a soft-bristled toothbrush or a denture specific toothbrush. Regular toothpaste and hard-bristled toothbrushes should not be used because they can cause damage to false teeth. After all surfaces of the false teeth have been scrubbed, be sure to rinse with warm water thoroughly. You’re not done yet! After you are done cleaning your false teeth, let them soak in a denture cleanser overnight.
This will give them that added a clean feel. You don’t want to put anything in your mouth that isn’t sanitary and free of germs/bacteria. Just because you have false teeth doesn’t mean you get to throw away your regular toothpaste. There is more in your mouth to clean then only teeth. Make sure you brush your tongue and gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush. This will get rid of any plaque on these surfaces and will prevent gum disease and bad breath. It also stimulates the gums and creates active blood flow and circulation.
Having false teeth doesn’t rid you of proper oral hygiene responsibilities. If anything, it makes your hygiene responsibilities more numerous. You should treat your false teeth just like they were your natural teeth. They need to be thoroughly brushed and rinsed daily. Make sure to keep the rest of your mouth clean as well. You don’t want any more oral problems. Caring for false teeth is very important to denture wearers.