4. Cleaning Problems
You may find your daily cleaning can take some getting used to since cleaning dentures. Do not fear! Practice makes perfect. You may also discover that you're not cleaning your dentures often enough, not using the right cleaners, or damaging your dentures as you clean them. Fortunately, these problems are all avoidable.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your dentures daily. You can use toothbrushes with an advanced multi-action bristle and a non-abrasive cleaner. Avoid regular toothpaste because they are abrasive and can scratch your dentures. Instead, use a commercial denture cleaner. You can also use mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid to clean dentures safely.
To brush your dentures, you need to remove them from your mouth. If you're not careful, you could drop your new dentures while you're brushing them. This could lead to chips, breaks, or other damage. To protect your dentures, you can lay a towel in the bottom of your sink to cushion the dentures if they fall. Filling the sink with water is another option.
Getting used to your new pair of dentures will take some time. Be patient, and before you know it, your denture problems will resolve. If you have lingering denture problems, don't hesitate to see your dental professional for help.