At Annapolis Dental Care, we know that your dentures are incredibly important. They’re part of the smile you flash to your grandchildren, they help you eat the foods that you enjoy, and you pride yourself in taking care of them appropriately to keep them healthy for years to come. When you’ve invested in dentures, it’s essential to be aware of the do’s and dont’s of overnight denture care to ensure that they continue to keep your smile sparkling and hygienic. Annapolis Dental Care is committed to helping you with all of your denture care needs!
Overnight Denture Care: Take Your Dentures Off
Though your dentures provide you with the ability to chew the foods you enjoy and talk confidently with others, it’s essential to take your dentures off at nighttime prior to going to bed. By wearing your dentures 24/7, especially when you’re asleep, you risk degrading the quality of your dentures and they can’t be effectively cleaned from bacteria that has accumulated throughout the day. Take your dentures off at night if you’re looking to protect them long-term.
Why You Should Soak Your Dentures
You need to keep your dentures moist in order to retain their shape and healthy appearance. When you take out your dentures overnight, you’ll want to place them in a glass filled with tap water or distilled water for soaking them to retain their moisture. Most commonly, individuals keep their dentures at their bedside in a glass filled with room-temperature water so that they can conveniently grab them upon waking up in the morning.
Cleanse Your Dentures Routinely
You can also schedule nights where you soak your dentures within a cleansing solution to keep them clean from bacteria and healthy. Different denture manufacturers will have different recommendations on cleansing solutions to choose from, so it’s best to ask Dr. Steckler which cleansing solution is right for you. If you’ve soaked your dentures overnight, you’ll want to rinse them off in the morning before you pop them back into your mouth. Contact Annapolis Dental Care for any further questions about caring for your dentures!
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!