Denture Care Training

Congratulations! Through confa-dental along with modern dental technology, you (or a loved one) have regained a smile that’s almost as natural and beautiful as the one nature first provided.

Cleaning your dentures every day is one of the most important things you can do to help your smile keep its attractive appearance. If you don’t, plaque can form on dentures, making them less bright. Plus, failure to clean your dentures regularly can result in staining and denture odour, as well.

Here are a few simple tips:

  • Dentures can break, so always place a towel down or fill the sink with water, then clean your dentures over the sink, or towel just in case they slip out of your hands by accident.
  • Rinse your dentures thoroughly to remove loose food particles. Use cool or warm water. Never use hot water – it can warp your dentures.
  • Only apply either a mild soap or denture paste to a moistened denture brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do not use ordinary toothpaste, bleach or vinegar unless directed to do so by your dental professional.
  • Brush all surfaces thoroughly. Avoid using brushes with stiff bristles, as they can damage the denture material.
  • Rinse dentures well under the tap to remove all traces of cleaning paste.
  • While you sleep at night, soak your dentures in a cleanser recommended by your dental professional.
  • Brush your gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled regular toothbrush to remove plaque and stimulate circulation. Then reinsert your dentures.
  • To give your mouth an extra, fresh clean feeling, rinse with a non alcohol mouthwash as well.

Dentures need to be relined every 2-3 years and with proper care, your denture will usually last 5-7 years.

The friendly staff at confa-dental will train you on how to best look after your new denture and/or partial.

Call the confa-dental lab for personal denture care training: