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Health Tip: Clean Dentures Well

Health Tip: Clean Dentures Well


(HealthDay News) -- Dentures, just as with natural teeth, require care and regular cleaning to help maintain a healthy mouth.

The American Dental Association suggests how to care for dentures:

  • Remember that dentures are fragile; hold them over something soft such as a folded towel while cleaning them.
  • Thoroughly brush dentures daily using a denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food particles and plaque.
  • Clean dentures with a gentle hand soap or mild dish detergent, but never with bleach or an abrasive powdered cleaner.
  • Store dentures in water or a dental cleansing solution in a safe place, out of reach of kids and pets.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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