Denture Care

A 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 brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture tooth brush with round-ended bristles.
  • Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water.
  • 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.
  • Periodic exams are important for oral health and proper function of your dentures. 
  • Have loose dentures checked immediately as they can cause friction, pressure, and inflation of the gum tissues and bones.
  • When not in use, keep dentures in a safe place away from pets. Store dentures in water or a denture-cleaning solution.
  • Most dental insurance policies provide coverage for new dentures every 5 years.