If you have dentures, then it is obvious that you want to take good care of them. This not only helps them to last longer, but can also allow them to look their best and to function optimally for you. A great way to keep your dentures looking and feeling great is to clean them regularly. Dentures are like real teeth, so they need to be cleaned quite often. This article will discuss 3 tips for keeping your dentures clean. 

Don't Clean Them With Regular Toothpaste

The regular toothpastes that are used on real teeth are often times too harsh for use on dentures because can eat away at them, scratch them, or otherwise harm the surface of the denture teeth. Instead of using toothpaste, simply use water or a denture cleaning solution and a toothbrush that has soft bristles. Make sure that you take the time to thoroughly brush on, around, and between each tooth on your dentures, just as you would real teeth. This ensures not only that your dentures stay sanitary when they are in your mouth, but it can also stop the food from damaging the dentures in any way. 

Remove Your Dentures Each Night

While the concept of removing dentures at night may seem odd to some because you don't take out your real teeth at night, it is a great way to keep your dentures clean. There is no need for you to wear your dentures while you are sleeping, because you won't be using them to eat and you can drink water without the help of teeth. By doing this, you not only keep your dentures cleaner because they won't be gathering mucus, phlegm, or other bacteria from your mouth, but you will also stop them from potentially becoming damaged from things such as grinding your teeth.

Place Them In A Clean Solution When Not In Use

During the times that you aren't wearing your dentures, it is just as important to keep them clean as when they are in your mouth. To do this you are going to need to place them either in a cold water solution or a denture solution inside of a secure denture container. This stops them from drying out, which can also cause them to lose their shape. It also stops harmful bacteria and germs from gathering on them unnecessarily when they are out of your mouth. 

For more information, contact professionals like Bristol Dental Group.