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Dentures are amazing appliances that return the functionality of your teeth and give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted. To help this miracle of science to continue well, you’ll want to take good care of your dentures.

The first thing to do to clean your dentures is to rinse them with water after each meal. This will help you avoid plaque buildup and stuck-on food particles that can cling to your replacement teeth.

You’ll also want to brush your dentures regularly. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture cleaner. Use these tools to remove the plaque and food particles on your appliance.

If you have any remaining natural teeth, remember to brush, floss, and rinse them regularly. If you don’t have any remaining teeth, you still need to clean your gums, cheeks, tongue, and roof of the mouth with a soft toothbrush or washcloth.

As directed by Dr. Mark Ranzinger, you’ll likely need to soak your dentures overnight. Simply place them in a cup of water or denture solution while you sleep. In the morning, you can rinse them briefly, and they will be clean and ready to wear.

If you have any questions about how to take good care of your dentures in Charlotte, North Carolina, please call Blakeney Dental at 704-541-8600. We look forward to hearing from you!