Denture Care

take care of your denturesAdvice and tips on caring for your dentures

  • Only your dental professional is qualified to diagnose your oral health and adjust your denture or partial
  • Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture tooth brush with round-ended bristles
  • Use denture creams instead of toothpaste, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water
  • Dentures warp if placed in hot water
  • Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth
  • Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.
  • Discuss all your current medications with your doctor and dental professional
  • Be sure to visit your dental professional regularly.
  • If you experience loose dentures, check immediately as they can cause friction and pressure on the gum tissues and bones
  • When not in use, cover dentures with water or a denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out
  • Most dental insurance policies provide coverage for new dentures every 5 years
Call San Francisco Dental Group at 888-270-0610 with questions and to schedule an appointment.