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You Asked, We Answered: Can You Brush Your Dentures in Your Mouth?

July 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — superdental @ 12:53 pm
Dentist demonstrating to patient how to clean dentures

Whether you are missing a few teeth or an entire arch, dentures can seamlessly fill the gaps in your smile. In fact, this tried-and-true tooth replacement option has helped millions of patients struggling with tooth loss do just that! To prolong the lifespan of yours (and keep your mouth happy and healthy), it’s essential to clean them properly. So, if you are wondering if cleaning dentures while they’re still in your mouth is an option, keep reading.

So, Can You Brush Dentures While in Your Mouth?

Yes and no. While it is possible for you to brush your dentures while they’re in your mouth, they must be removed to clean all of the surfaces properly. Therefore, it may be easier and more time-effective to remove them from the start. After they have been cleaned thoroughly, you can place them back in your mouth or in a special cleaning solution to soak overnight.

How to Clean Your Dentures, Step-by-Step

To keep your dentures free of plaque and food debris, it’s essential that you clean them both morning and night. Here are a few tips to help:

  • Prepare your space – The first step is to fill your sink with water or place a soft towel down. This will prevent your dentures from breaking if they accidentally slip out of your hands.
  • Get the right tools – Instead of using standard tools, you should use the special cleaning paste and soft-bristled toothbrush recommended by your dentist.
  • Start cleaning – Carefully remove your dentures before brushing your gums, tongue, the roof of your mouth, and any remaining natural teeth. From there, clean your dentures thoroughly with their designated tools.
  • Soak them overnight – If you’re completing your morning oral hygiene routine, then you can rinse off your dentures, place them in your mouth, and go about your day. However, if you are turning in for the evening, then you should give your gums a rest by removing them while you sleep. Placing them in a denture-friendly cleaning solution overnight is a good idea. That way, they’ll be fresh come morning!

Dentures are a tried-and-true tooth-replacement solution that can rebuild your confidence and restore your strong bite. To ensure yours last for years to come, make sure to care for them properly by following the above steps!

About the Practice

At Super Dental, our entire team is united behind our mission to provide super convenient, super comfortable, super safe, and super quality dentistry. If you are struggling with tooth loss, we will use the absolute best materials to meticulously craft your dentures, restoring your absolutely beautiful, fully functional smile. If you’d like to learn more about maintaining dentures or want to schedule an initial consultation, don’t hesitate to visit our website or give us a call at 978-342-8500.

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