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You may think that having dentures means that you no longer have to brush your teeth. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. Dentures may not be your natural teeth, but they still need to be cleaned every day.

Fortunately, cleaning your dentures is not that difficult. You need to brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste formulated for dentures. Regular toothpaste is too abrasive and can scratch your dentures. A mild dish soap or hand soap can also work for cleaning your dentures. You need to scrub them over a sink full of water or a towel to minimize the chances of breaking them if you drop them. Place your dentures in a soaking solution overnight. That will help keep them clean and moist so they keep their shape. If you do break your dentures, don’t try to repair them yourself. Household adhesives can contain substances that are toxic to the human body. Any repairs or adjustments should be made by the dentist.

If you have questions about taking care of your dentures, our dentist Dr. Pamela Crumrine has the answers. If you live in the Beaver, Pennsylvania area and would like to make an appointment at Pamela Crumrine DDS, we invite you to call us at 724-775-4860 today.