Denture Care

Tooth Brush in Front of 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 scrubbed inside and outside daily with a  large nylon denture brush with round-ended bristles.
  • Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture.  Rinse with cold water.
  • Dentures warp if placed in hot water.  Never put them in the dishwasher!
  • 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, at least once a year.  This includes an oral cancer screening.
  • Have loose dentures checked 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.