Once you have your dentures, you may think that your days of brushing and flossing are done. But in fact, plaque will continue to build up on your gums so they will need to be brushed every day. Brushing your gums also helps to keep the blood flowing in them, which will help them to remain healthy.

Your dentures need to be cleaned every day as well. Brushing your dentures requires a soft-bristled toothbrush or a toothbrush designed specifically to clean dentures. While you can use a toothpaste that does not contain any abrasives, it is a good idea to ask our dentists about the denture cleaner you should use. You should gently brush your dentures over a towel or a sink full of water. This will minimize your chances of breaking them if you should drop them. Use cool water since hot water can warp or damage them.

Dentures can lose their shape if they are not kept moist, so when you take them out, place them in the container you received from Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group along with a denture soaking solution, which will also help to keep them clean.

If you have questions about denture care in Woodland Hills, California, or would like to make an appointment with Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager, call 818-703-7733 today.