Denture Care

Pasadena, Texas Denture Dentist

Todays Dentures are made from very materials designed to give you a natural appearance. But dentures still need excellent care. This includes daily brushing and regular visits to Dr. Nugent.

Regular visits are critical because Dr. Nugent can make minor adjustments to your dentures. These adjustments will help your dentures to continue fitting naturally and comfortably.

Just like real teeth, dentures must be cleansed of plaque, food particles and other debris. It is vital to keep your dentures in top shape. This will also help keep the soft tissues of your mouth healthy. A dirty or lose denture can cause infections and irritation inside the mouth.

Denture Cleaning Techniques

Remember to rinse and brush your dentures after every meal, and soak them in denture solution overnight. This also allows your gums to rest from the pressure the dentures put on the gum tissue.

Use these simple techniques to keep your dentures clean:

• Use a toothbrush or a denture brush to clean and scrub away food particle and plaque.
• Do not use highly abrasive chemicals or pastes.
• Hold your dentures gently to avoid loosening a tooth. Placing a towel underneath your dentures while you clean the dentures can help prevent cracks and breaks if you were to drop the denture.
• Clean your dentures with cool water as hot water may distort a denture.
• Soak your dentures overnight in any commercially available product like Efferdent or Polident will help break up deposits. Be sure to remember to rinse your dentures before placing them back in your mouth.
• Remember to use a separate toothbrush to clean your own natural teeth, as well as all of your gum tissues.


Denture Tips:

  1. Brush your dentures at twice a day
  2. Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
  3. Remove and rinse dentures after eating.
  4. Handle your dentures carefully and be careful to not drop them.
  5. Soak dentures overnight in denture cleaner.
  6. Rinse dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution.

What Not to Do with Dentures:

  1. Don’t neglect your dentures or skip dental appointments
  2. Don’t  use anything sharp to clean your your dentures.
  3. Avoid Abrasive Cleaning Materials.
  4. Don’t use whitening toothpastes as they are abrasive.
  5. Never use bleach to clean your dentures.

Why keep dentures in water?

When you are not wearing your partial or complete dentures, they should always be submerged in water or denture solution. Otherwise, the acrylic can dry out and lose its shape over time, causing the dentures to become fragile and ill-fitting.

Dentures are full of microscopic openings, so it is essential to keep them moist to ensure their longevity.

What Occurs When Dentures Get Dry?

Several problems are associated with dried dentures:

  • Moisture keeps dentures flexible, so they remain pleasant in the mouth. Rigid dry dentures are painful.
  • They turn fragile. If you were to put your dentures in the sink, for instance, they would be more likely to shatter if they were dry. If your dentures break, you would have to undergo the entire procedure of acquiring new dentures again.
  • They are more susceptible to contamination. By soaking your dentures overnight in a cleaning solution, you can keep them clean and eliminate all detrimental bacteria.

Whether or not you wear dentures, you should still exercise proper dental hygiene. Before inserting full dentures, brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a gentle toothbrush if you have full dentures. This will help to remove plaque and enhance and stimulate oral tissue circulation.