Can lack of denture cleaning cause infection in other areas of the body?

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AliciaP

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I was hesitant to weigh in on this because I'm certainly no expert. However, since no one else has answered you, I guess I'll give you my opinion.

Yes, I think that not cleaning your dentures would be the equivalent to not brushing your real teeth. Worse if you still have openings from extractions.

Unless the dentist said otherwise, you should be cleaning teeth every day and brushing your gums with an ultra-soft toothbrush and toothpaste before putting the teeth in and after taking them out to keep food and bacteria from the area.

If you suspect that you are sick, call doctor or dentist.

Good luck and keep us posted please
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I was going to answer the same advice. I don't think the quality of my dentures are worth what I paid. Noticed some white stuff on the inner part right when I got them so remembered to ask on one of my visits and was told it was plaque. I find that hard to believe since they were mostly sitting in my cup of water with a denture tab. Anyone ever hear that you can get plaque on dentures?
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Jani, are they immediate dentures or permanent ones?

I haven't heard of plaque on dentures but I've only had my immediates since august 4 and I soak them in a 15 minute smokers soak (although they are usually in it for at least an hour and then before I lay down to go to sleep I brush them very thoroughly with a denture tooth brush, rinse them and place them in another container that I purchased with cold water and a small splash of alcohol-free mouth wash and finally I brush my gums with an ultra-soft toothbrush.

The next morning I brush my gums the same as the night before, brush my dentures, rinse well, use adhesives and put them in for the day.

Best of luck!
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Of course I felt compelled to research this a little bit and found the following:
http://www.prostho.ca/latest-news/how-to-clean-your-dentures


The staining of dentures is most frequently associated with an accumulation of plaque on the surfaces of the teeth and of the denture base (both the metal and the pink artificial gum). This sticky and adherent plaque takes 24 hours to begin to accumulate. If it can be removed before 24 hours have elapsed, then there is a good chance that no stain or deposits will form on the denture. By removing the dentures from the mouth at least twice in a 24 hour period for cleaning, this objective can usually be achieved, and perhaps little if any stain or build-up will occur. However, missing even one 24 hour cleaning may allow the process of build-up to start, and once started, it is tough to remove the plaque without damaging the denture surface.
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Good answer. I wasnt sure how to respond either.
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AliciaP

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HeatherP would you PLEASE shoot me an email at alicialperry@yahoo.com? Thank you
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Done