FAQ’S

  • Dentures, like natural teeth, need to be cleaned daily to maintain good oral hygiene and denture longevity.
  • To keep your dentures clean, rinse them after each meal in warm (not hot) water
  • Dentures should be brushed daily on the inside and outside with soap and a soft, denture brush.
  • Use denture creams instead of toothpaste! Toothpaste is too abrasive and will wear down the acrylic and teeth.
  • When washing your dentures, you might want to run a small amount of water in the sink with the plug in. This will help break the fall of your dentures in case it slips out of your hands.
  • Alternatively lay down a hand towel to break the fall. Dentures almost always break when dropped on a hard surface.
  • Brush your denture before submerging it in the denture cleaning solution. There is no substitute for brushing.
  • Dentures can warp in hot water, so always rinse your denture in cold or warm (not hot) water.
  • Dentures can change shape when they dry out. It is important to cover your denture with water or denture cleaning-solution when your denture is not being worn. This will prevent it from drying out.
  • Most dental insurance policies will pay for a new denture every 5 years. A denture should be replaced every 5-7 years, as your mouth is constantly changing.
  • As your mouth is constantly changing, it is important to check your denture regularly for any cracks or worn teeth. Be sure to visit your Denturist at Ottawa Valley Denture Clinic as part of your recommended check-up schedule.