Health Tip: Prevent Denture Problems

By on January 7, 2010

Dentures can cause pain and discomfort if they’re not worn properly and cleaned thoroughly.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these denture-care suggestions:

  • After you finish eating, give dentures a scrub using soap and lukewarm water.
  • Always take out your dentures at bedtime. This will help prevent inflammation, infection and sores inside the mouth.
  • Let dentures soak overnight in denture cleaner.
  • Each day, swish a lukewarm salt-water solution in your mouth to help clean gums.
  • Avoid using toothpicks while you’re wearing dentures.

Source: HealthDay

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