January 7, 2010
Health Tip: Prevent Denture Problems
Suggestions for basic care
(HealthDay News) -- Dentures can cause pain and discomfort if they're not worn properly and cleaned thoroughly.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these denture-care suggestions:
- After you finish eating, give dentures a scrub using soap and lukewarm water.
- Always take out your dentures at bedtime. This will help prevent inflammation, infection and sores inside the mouth.
- Let dentures soak overnight in denture cleaner.
- Each day, swish a lukewarm salt-water solution in your mouth to help clean gums.
- Avoid using toothpicks while you're wearing dentures.