How Often Should Dentures Be Cleaned & Replaced

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Artificial teeth offer many perks if you need tooth replacement. However, whether you lost your natural teeth to disease or injury, you still must pay attention to your oral hygiene routine when you have artificial teeth, including dentures.

Caring for Your Dentures

Dentures may not be real teeth, but regular maintenance is essential to keep them bacteria-free, unstained, and in good condition. Properly cared-for dentures have the potential to last around five to ten years! When dentures are well-maintained, eating, speaking, and smiling are all possible.

How Often Should I Clean My Dentures?

Treating your dentures like natural teeth also means you should keep your dentures as clean as possible. This includes brushing frequently. Yet, there are some key differences.

Instead of brushing your dentures with toothpaste or a regular toothbrush, a soft-bristle denture brush and solution for dentures should be used. Even though dentures won’t attract decay, they can contribute to bacterial growth, which can cause gum disease. Brushing your dentures or rinsing off your dentures after every meal and in the morning and night can help avoid this!

How Often Should Dentures Be Replaced?

Though dentures can last a long time with care, at some point, they will need to be replaced. Handling your dentures carefully and cleaning them when necessary can help avoid damaging them.

If you experience loose, weak, uncomfortable dentures or notice they are severely stained, it may be time to replace them. Avoiding denture replacement can lead to an increased risk of gum disease and other dental problems.

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Whether you’re considering dentures and doing your research or have dentures that may need replacement, we have you covered! Our office offers full and partial traditional and implant-supported dentures to help meet your tooth replacement needs. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!

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Reen Chung, DDS

Reen Chung, DDS