Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS, PC
Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

How to Care for Your Dentures

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After your dentist has fitted you for new dentures, it is time to learn the correct way to care for them. Taking proper care of your dentures will help to ensure that they last you for many years to come. Let’s take a closer look at how to keep your dentures clean and functional.

Remove Food Debris
Rinse off your dentures after every meal and after drinking a liquid other than water. Removing food debris, sugars, and acids throughout the day will prevent a buildup of unattractive food particles. Rinsing and removing particles will also prevent the discoloration of your dentures over time.

Keep Safe in a Container
Keep a container nearby whenever you choose to take out your dentures. This container can help protect your dentures in the event that a pet or child finds them or if you drop the dentures and a crack develops. Do not stick your dentures in a pocket or on a surface unless it is held in a protective container.

Brush Every Day
In addition to rinsing off your dentures, you should brush them with a soft toothbrush at least once a day. Brushing your dentures will ensure that food particles, bacteria, and acids are removed and cannot harm the material. Always choose a soft toothbrush for your dentures and your own teeth, because harder brush bristles can damage the surface of the tooth enamel and the denture material.

Soak Every Night
Check with your dentist about soaking your dentures overnight. Most dentures require a regular soak to keep the material soft and free from cracking or warping. If you do need to soak your dentures, then use a glass of water or an approved soaking solution. Always rinse off your dentures before placing them into your mouth.

You can entrust Dr. Michael J. Wei with your dentures and your overall dental health. At Dr. Wei’s office in Manhattan, we dedicate ourselves to helping our patients receive the smile they deserve. Call us at (212) 982-4080 to ask about our smile makeover options.

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