Denture Care

older peopleDenture Care

  • Dentures should be cleaned daily with soap/denture cleaning paste and a toothbrush/soft nailbrush.
  • Clean your tongue and roof of your mouth with a soft toothbrush
  • Put your dentures in cold water when they are out of your mouth to prevent warping. Soak them in specialist cleaner.
  • Partial dentures should be removed after eating and rinsed under cold water.
  • If your partial denture has a metal clasp, do not use any cleaning agents containing bleach.
  • Don't forget to clean and floss your remaining teeth using a soft/medium toothbrush and flouride toothpaste.
  • Don't wear your dentures 24 hours a day. This helps to prevent fungal infections.
  • If you get an ulcer/sore in your mouth that does not heal within two weeks, see your dentist
  • Visit your dentist regularly, even if you have no teeth of your own, to ensure your mouth and gums stay healthy

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Oral Health Matters booklet on Denture Care was produced by the Oral Health Promotion Team, Dental Service, LHO Cavan/Monaghan, Meath & Louth, HSE (Dublin North East) 2008.