Q: Any advice on taking care of my dentures?
A: Dentures require delicate handling when they are out of your mouth. They are quite fragile. When you are handling your dentures for whatever reason, do so over a forgiving surface, like your bed. If you are handling them in the bathroom, do so over a sink full of water and with folded towels on the countertop. A denture falling even a short distance onto a hard surface can break.
Dogs, by the way, seem to find dentures irresistible, so when they’re not in your mouth, keep them in a secure spot. You also would not want a curious child to find and damage them.
Just because you wear dentures does not mean you don’t have to practice good oral health techniques. Just as with natural teeth, dentures need to be brushed to remove food particles and plaque. While there are special brushes designed for dentures, a regular toothbrush with soft bristles can do the job. You can also talk with your dentist about an appropriate cleaning agent.
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