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The placement of dentures signifies a change in your oral hygiene routine, as your dental appliance will require different care than your natural teeth. If you are concerned about providing proper care for dentures, we invite you to try the following tips:

1. Remove loose food debris from your dentures prior to cleaning them by rinsing them with water. Then, brush the appliance with a non-abrasive cleaner and soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid any unsightly scratches.

2. Exercise caution when cleaning your dentures to avoid breaking them with a hard fall. Place a towel or mat down to catch your appliance if they are accidentally dropped.

3. Your dentures can dry out when not worn if they aren’t submerged in a solution such as denture cleanser or water. Make sure the water isn’t hot or else your appliance could warp.

4. Though you don’t need to worry about protecting your new teeth from cavities, the rest of your mouth is vulnerable to plaque and should be brushed with a soft-bristled toothbrush every day before you wear your dentures. Daily oral hygiene and gum stimulation are important components of a healthy mouth.

5. If your appliance becomes damaged or loose, notify our Dr. Taylor instead of trying to fix it at home.

When you visit the dentist for dental checkups, bring your dentures to receive adjustments and relining when needed. Contact Olsen Taylor General Dentistry at 704-662-9111 today if you would like to discuss additional denture care in Mooresville, North Carolina, with Dr. Laura Olsen Taylor.