Genesis Family Dentistry

5 Tips for Denture Wearers | Charlotte NC Dentist


Maintaining your natural teeth is crucial, but caring for dentures is equally important. At Genesis Family Dentistry, your trusted Charlotte NC dentist, we understand the significance of a healthy smile, whether it’s natural or enhanced. Here are five essential tips to ensure your dentures stay clean and your smile stays radiant:

  1. Thorough Rinsing:
    Before brushing, give your dentures a thorough rinse under water to remove food particles and debris. Handle them with care to avoid damage, and steer clear of hot water, as it could harm your dentures.
  2. Gentle Cleaning:
    Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular brushing. However, never use cleaning solutions while wearing them. Instead, remove your dentures and brush them gently with a soft toothbrush. Avoid abrasive materials like whitening toothpaste or bleach, and consult with our dentist for suitable cleaning solutions tailored to your dentures.
  3. Oral Hygiene:
    Don’t forget to care for your gums and remaining natural teeth. Brush them gently to reduce the risk of oral infections. If brushing feels uncomfortable, consider using gauze instead. Should you experience gum pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for guidance.
  4. Proper Storage:
    When removing your dentures at night, store them in a covered container filled with a denture-soaking solution or water to maintain their shape and cleanliness. If you’re unsure about the best storage method, our team is here to assist you.
  5. Adhesive Awareness:
    Removing dentures with adhesive can be tricky. Swish warm water or mouthwash around your mouth for easier removal, but never use sharp objects or cleaning solutions. Ensure the grooves of your dentures are clean and adhesive-free for a comfortable fit.

With diligent care, your dentures will continue to provide you with a confident smile. If you have any concerns or questions about denture care, don’t hesitate to contact Genesis Family Dentistry. We’re dedicated to finding personalized solutions to meet your needs.

For more expert advice on maintaining oral health or to schedule your next appointment, reach out to us today. Your smile deserves nothing but the best care, and we’re here to deliver it.

Genesis Family Dentistry
Phone: 980-272-4700
1020 E 10TH ST Suite 1
Charlotte, NC 28204