Once you’re used to your new smile, make sure you maintain it by taking great care of your dentures and mouth. You should always:
• Remove your dentures before going to bed to let your gums rest and prevent injury. If you have partial dentures, be sure to take them out before brushing your natural teeth for the two full minutes.
• Brush your dentures every day with a brush and cleanser designed for denture cleaning. Toothpaste is too harsh for dentures and can actually damage them!
• Brush your gums, tongue and palate with water and a soft-bristled toothbrush after removing and before inserting dentures.
• Keep your dentures moist when not in use by soaking them in a denture cleaning solution or plain water. Make sure you rinse your dentures thoroughly before putting them back into your mouth.
• Maintain regular dental checkups. When you go for a checkup, your dentist will make sure your dentures fit properly and will examine your mouth to make sure it’s healthy. If your dentures no longer fit well, it may be a sign of osteoporosis. X-rays will be able to detect bone loss or weakness.