The danger of dirty dentures


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It’s important to regularly remove plaque and food deposits from your dentures to lower the risk of mouth infections, such as:

Cheilitis – a painful infection that causes inflammation and cracking at the corners of your mouth. It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast. Yeast can accumulate in moist areas of your mouth if your dentures don’t fit properly.

Stomatitis – a general term for an inflamed and sore mouth which can disrupt a person’s ability to eat, talk, and sleep. Stomatitis can occur anywhere in the mouth, including the inside of the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, and palate.

Both cheilitis and stomatitis can be treated with medicine and proper denture care.

Caring for Your Dentures

Along with making sure they fit well, it is important to take good care of your dentures. Here are some tips to keep your dentures working and looking their best:

Never sleep with your dentures

Unless your dentist advises you to do so for a specific time, such as after multiple extractions and initial delivery of new dentures, do not sleep with your dentures.

Handle dentures with care

Your dentures are delicate and can break easily. When holding your dentures, stand over a sink filled with water or place a towel on the counter. That way your dentures will be protected in case you accidentally drop them. Also, keep your dentures safely out of reach of children and pets.

Clean your dentures daily

  • Soak your dentures overnight in a denture cleaner.
  • Thoroughly clean them each morning before putting them in your mouth.
  • Use a soft-bristled brush or special denture-cleaning brush.
  • You can use plain soap and warm water or ask your dentist to recommend a denture cleaner.
  • Never use powdered household cleaners or bleach on your dentures, nor toothpaste, which is too abrasive.
  • Clean your mouth daily. Clean and massage your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth each day before putting in your dentures. This will help keep your mouth healthy.

Source: WebMD

Denture Products Online

Romak stock a wide range of denture products that clean and disinfect dentures:

FDC Flexible Denture Cleaner and Disinfectant which eliminates Candida Albicans and other pathogenic micro-organisms.

Nitradine Denture Disinfecting Tablets which eliminates micro-organisms (candida, bacteria, viruses) and prevent the formation of pathogenic bio-film.

Val-Clean Concentrated Denture Cleaner our bestselling denture cleaner specifically designed for the hygienic cleaning and maintenance of Valplast appliances.

Flexible Silicone Denture Brush the only denture brush soft enough not to damage your Valplast denture but firm enough to remove food particles. When used with FDC Flexible Denture Cleaner or ValClean Denture Cleaner the Flexible Denture Brush will help to keep your denture clean and fresh.

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