Proper Denture Care for Your Healthy Smile

Our dedicated dental team in Salem, Oregon, offers dentures for our patients who have lost teeth and wish to restore their confident, healthy smile. While dentures are custom-made oral appliances created to replace missing teeth, they require proper care and maintenance. Our dentists recommend the following care for your dentures:

Denture Care Tips

  • You want to treat your dentures with the care they deserve. They are fragile so if you accidentally drop them, they can break. You also don’t want them to dry out, as this can cause them to warp, so when you aren’t wearing them, be sure to keep them in warm or cold water (never hot) or a cleansing solution for dentures.
  • You will want to brush your dentures so that they don’t become stained, and to keep them clear from plaque and food debris. Before your put your dentures in for the day, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your gums, tongue, cheeks and roof of your mouth. This will remove dental plaque and help prevent bad breath.
  • If you use adhesives with your dentures, be sure to follow the directions for their use exactly. Our dentist can recommend the best cleaners and adhesives to use, and of course, always use a product that carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance to ensure that they are both safe and effective.
  • And finally, if you have any problems with your dentures–if they become loose, break, chip or crack–please see your dentist so that they can be repaired properly.

Our skilled dentists, Dr. Cooper, Dr. Nebeker, and Dr. Waddell are eager to help you maintain your confident smile, so if you have any questions, please give our Smiles Dental team in Salem, Oregon a call today at 503.877.1844!