How often should you clean your denture (full or partial) per day? I have a full denture on top but will have partials on the bottom shortly. New to dentures so I know I'll have a lot of questions down the road, this being the first one. Thank you.
The 'doctrine' would be to say 'after every meal' just like people with real teeth 'brush them after every meal' oh wait that doesnt actually happen does it? lol Depends on if your using adhesive aswell to be fair, your not going to mess about trying to unstick them to clean them properly, aim to clean them thoroughly once per day, if its practical and fits in clean them some more ie your not out in public at the time, your gums and dentures wont fall it if there not cleaned after every meal so i wouldnt overthink it.
I clean them first thing in the morning.....THEN...... BUY A PACKAGE OF LITTLE KIDS TOOTHBRUSHES, AT dollar tree or elsewhere. Watch for the ones that have a little snap on bristle cover. Keep one in your pocket when you go out to eat. Food clings in between the teeth on the “part that shows”. And that’s really disgusting looking. With one of those little soft brushes, you can run to the restroom and do a quick “brush” of that outer surface.....keeping your dentures in......brush like you used to do with your real teeth.
i just got my full top bottom they do not fit well at all the dentist that did the extraction for some unknown reason cut my lower gum and then ground down my lower bone i now have a valley on my lower gum the new denture lower because of uneven lower gum with what i call a valley don't fit well i have to use a lot of secure adhesive on the lower gum they still come out when eating so i have to clean and remove the glue from my gums evening with hot water stiff brush and power i soak the dentures overnight in efferdent tablets to get what glue stays on new denture they said they will work with them i'm. so tired of going back it might be lawyer time PS THE DENTIST NO LONGER WORKS THERE I AM LOST RIGHT NOW AS TO WHAT TO DO anybody have any problems like that 75 yr old disabled vet
as needed. I soak them overnight and then brush them in the morning. I will also brush them while still in my mouth after a meal.
I don't eat as many meals per day as some due to some gastrointestinal problems (two meals per day max). That being stated, I usually brush them with a denture brush in my mouth (like Zelda) after a meal to get any food off of them, and soak them at night. Prior to my nightly soaking, I scrub them down with my denture brush to get off any adhesive, and then soak them in Efferdent overnight. I get a good price on the Efferdent tablets at Sam's Club. I've tried Polident as well, and from what I've seen all the cleaning tablets are about the same (they all work quite well).