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You’ve already had your natural set of teeth replaced with a sturdy set of dentures, so does tradition oral hygiene still apply? Do you need to brush your teeth? How about floss? You still need to take proper care of your dentures, but not with brushing and flossing. To maintain your dentures, there are specialized care techniques to keep them clean, white, comfortable, and natural looking.

So you can keep your dentures clean and intact, we compiled a list of tips for proper denture care:

— Soak dentures overnight. Place the dentures in a mild denture-soaking solution overnight. You can talk to our dentists, Drs. Kinney, Musser, and Kinney, to figure out the best method for you.

— Rinse dentures. Before you put them back in your mouth, you should rinse them, especially if you use a soaking solution.

— Clean Mouth. After removing your dentures, use a soft-bristled toothbrush on natural teeth and gauze or a soft toothbrush to clean your gums and tongue.

— Handle dentures carefully. Take care when handling your dentures. You don’t want to damage the plastic or clasps.

— Brush your dentures daily. Use non abrasive denture cleaner to thoroughly remove food and plaque. Make sure to clean grooves and small crevices.

— Schedule regular dental check ups. Drs. Kinney, Musser, and Kinney will tell you how often you should come in for a thorough cleaning and inspection. To schedule an appointment with Art & Science Family Dentistry in Woodbury, Minnesota, call 651-739-1894.

It is your choice to keep your dentures healthy. If you stay dedicated to these habits, your dentures can stay healthy forever.