How to Look After Your Dentures and False Teeth

by | Apr 23, 2021 | Dentures Blog

How to look after your false teeth and dentures | Denture Care | Smiles & More

At Smiles & More, we can give you a perfect smile and set of new dentures, but the denture care and cleaning part is up to you!

In our latest blog, we’ll run you through our tops tips for denture care and cleaning and tell you what NOT to use to care for your Smiles & More dentures!


Denture Care Top Tips

In a world of mod-cons for everything, you might be surprised to hear that we’d still heartily recommend the use of a toothbrush as the best care method for your dentures.

Over-the-counter pharmacy and supermarket denture cleaning tabs are also an excellent method to keep your dentures in tip-top shape. We’d recommend overnight soaking for the best results.

If you’re struggling to keep on top of your denture hygiene, why not book a denture cleaning appointment with Gary?

After an intense 20-30 minute deep clean, your whole mouth will feel the difference! We recommend all of our patients have a deep clean with Smiles & More, at least 3-4 times per year.


The DO NOTS of Denture Care

As a denture clinic, some patients who come to us have dentures in a state of disrepair. This is often due to a lack of care or some ill-informed cleaning advice.

The following are the ultimate DO NOT USE when it comes to denture cleaning and denture care:

  • BleachIt goes without saying, but you should never use bleach on your dentures. Household bleach is for precisely that, not dentures!
  • Boiling Water For many reasons, you could think that soaking your dentures in boiling water could do them a world of good, right? Wrong. Boiling water can damage dentures. If you’re looking for an alternative to cold-water brushing/cleaning, a soak in salt-water is much healthier and safer.
  • Teeth Whitening Products Teeth whitening products, such as toothpastes and strips, were made to whiten the enamel of natural teeth, not dentures.

To find out more about our denture services, click here. Alternatively, you can call us on 01925 231 601 or use our Ask Gary appointment form here!