If your denture currently has a soft TEMPORARY lining, please skip this section and read the section dentures with a soft temporary lining below to avoid damaging your denture.
- Dentures should be removed and placed in water or cleanser while you sleep. Your gums and oral tissues will remain much healthier if they are allowed to 'breathe' for a while each day!
- Denture may be cleaned with toothpaste or store bought cleansers. For any dentures with metal, use only a solution recommended by your dentist to prevent corrosion.
- Since denture brushes are often coarse enough to wear and scratch your dentures, I recommend lightly brushing them with a soft nylon toothbrush or even a chamois.
- Dentures and denture teeth WILL break if dropped! To prevent this brush over a towel or a water filled sink.
- Massage your gums in the morning and evening with a thumb or finger, or use a soft bristled toothbrush.
- Dentures with no metal at all may be soaked in a mixture of vinegar and water (one part vinegar, 7 parts water) for 30 minutes. This will help reduce staining.
Dentures with a Soft Temporary Lining
- You may use a store bought cleanser or the vinegar mixture, but instead of using hot water, use only lukewarm, almost cool, water for mixing. Other cleansers or high heat may damage the soft lining material.
- Soak denture in this solution for up to, but no longer than, 30 minutes each day.
- During the first several days, use cotton balls to swab the liner. After this, you may try using a soft bristled brush.
- Hot food and heavy chewing is not recommended for the first day. Also, since the lining is soft, small materials like seeds may become embedded in the lining.
- Do not allow the lining to become dry. Keep your denture in water while it is out of your mouth.
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