October 24, 2011
Health Tip: Clean Dentures Well
Suggestions for proper care
(HealthDay News) -- Dentures, just as with natural teeth, require care and regular cleaning to help maintain a healthy mouth.
The American Dental Association suggests how to care for dentures:
- Remember that dentures are fragile; hold them over something soft such as a folded towel while cleaning them.
- Thoroughly brush dentures daily using a denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food particles and plaque.
- Clean dentures with a gentle hand soap or mild dish detergent, but never with bleach or an abrasive powdered cleaner.
- Store dentures in water or a dental cleansing solution in a safe place, out of reach of kids and pets.