You should not wear loose
dentures. Have them checked immediately. Loose dentures can cause
excessive friction and pressure toward the gum tissue and bones,
resulting in painful sore spots and bone shrinkage.
Dentures can warp if placed in
Dentures can change shape if they
dry out. When not in use, cover dentures with water or a
denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.
Dentures should be brushed inside
and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture toothbrush with
round-ended bristles. Use denture creams instead of toothpastes,
which are too abrasive, and will scratch your dentures. Rinse with
Your mouth is constantly
changing. Inspect your denture often for worn teeth. Be sure to
visit your denture professional regularly as part of your
recommended check-up schedule.
Some medications can affect
denture fit and wearability so be sure to discuss this with your
doctor and denture professional.
Worn and stained dentures can
make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.