Caring For Mouth and Gum Tissues For Denture Wearers
When not wearing your dentures, always keep them in water or denture solution. Otherwise, the acrylic will dryout over time, causing them to not fit as well and become brittle.
It is important to remove dentures before you go to sleep at night, to allow your gum tissues to breathe. This helps to avoid irritation, discomfort, and infection of the soft tissue beneath your denture.
While dentures are out of mouth, use a dampened washcloth or very soft toothbrush with warm water (or salt water solution) to clean the tissues inside of your mouth. Be sure to wipe the ridges (where the denture sits), tongue, lips, cheeks, and roof of the mouth. Rinsing daily with lukewarm salt water can help keep your gums clean.
If you wear a partial denture, it is recommended that you use a separate soft toothbrush from your denture brush to clean your natural
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