Dentures: What They Are & How to Care for Them

It’s true: You still need regular dental care for false teeth



What are dentures?

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth and gum tissue. Generally, there are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.

Think you don’t need a dentist when you wear dentures? Think again. Even with dentures you can suffer from:


Caring for your mouth and dentures

  1. Gently brush your tongue, gums and palate daily
  2. Eat healthy
  3. Clean dentures with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleanser
  4. Keep dentures in a folded towel or a sink full of water when cleaning
  5. Store dentures in a cleansing solution when not being worn


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