Cleaning Dentures Properly Can Increase Their Lifespan
Posted on 12/7/2020 by Salem Dental Arts
Dentures are an essential part of many people's lives, they provide confidence and necessary support, so it would make sense that you want to keep them clean and functional for as long as possible. Cleaning dentures significantly reduce the odors, but it also has the potential to lead to unnecessary wear and tear or breakage if not done properly. Keep reading to discover the proper way to clean dentures so that you can increase their lifespan.
While you may think that home-remedies for cleaning your dentures are cost-effective and beneficial to the health of your dentures, the following are a few things that you can do to immediately contribute to the longevity of your dentures and check to see if you are on the right track with your current methods.
Using the proper dental cleaner can dramatically increase the lifespan of your dentures; there are some home-concoctions, ones involving corrosive or abrasive ingredients such as bleach, that can actually discolor and weaken the structural integrity of your dentures. Soaking your dentures in the proper denture solution overnight is an essential procedure that not only kills the harmful bacteria that causes odors, but also keeps your dentures properly hydrated so that they do not become brittle and prone to breakage.
While it is beneficial to soak your dentures, it is not more advantageous to soak them in hot water; in fact, this could result in your dentures losing their shape and overall structural integrity. Lastly, the habit of cleaning your dentures over a sink full of water can significantly decrease the probability of an incident where you drop your dentures and they break or chip. We hope that these procedures helped steer you in the right direction, adding more time to the lifespan of your dentures. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office.