Caring for Dentures

Getting used to new dentures is always a little difficult but it is important that you wear them regularly.
They may feel strange at first but if they make your mouth sore and you are unable to wear them, please don't worry as we can adjust them for you. Do not attempt to adjust them yourself as this may cause irreparable damage.
If you need an adjustment contact the practice for an appointment.

At first, chew slowly and carefully when eating and put smaller amounts of food in your mouth. You will be able to eat more normally as you get used to your new denture.

After every meal, remove your denture for cleaning. Use a soft toothbrush and liquid soap to remove dirt and debris, and then rinse them in water. Avoid using toothpaste as it is abrasive. Rinse your mouth as well before putting the dentures back in place.

Do not sleep with your denture in. Clean your denture as above then soak them for 20 minutes in a denture cleaning product such as Milton's solution or Sterident. After soaking, leave them in a pot of cold water over night.

If your dentures break, become loose, or if your mouth becomes sore, please contact the practice on 01202 601640 to make an appointment with your dentist.