Did You Know?
Dentures can warp if placed in hot water.
Some medications can affect the fit of your dentures and their wearability.
Your mouth is constantly changing. Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth.
Using super glue or attempting to repair dentures yourself may end up resulting in further damage and make your denture impossible to repair and uncomfortable to wear.
If you clean your dentures over either a sink or bowl with cold water in it they won't break if you drop them. Or you could try cleaning them over a folded towel.
The average age of a denture wearer in the UK is 43.
Saliva acts as a lubricant for dentures. Dry mouth (Xerostomia) may lead to loose dentures, irritations and sores for denture wearers.
Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) can be caused by dehydration, medications, radiation therapy and illness.
Dentures can change shape if they dry out. When not in use, please cover your dentures with cold water or soak them in cold water to prevent them from drying out.
Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.
Dentures should be brushed inside and outside ith a soft bristled brush with round ended bristles morning and night. Use denture creams instead of toothpastes. Toothpastes are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse your dentures with coldwater.
You should remove your dentures should be removed before going to bed. This allows the gums to rest and promotes oral health.
To remove denture adhesive from your mouth, gargle with warm water for about 1 minute a couple of times and if that's not enough you can use mouthwash or toothpaste.