Looking after your dentures
It’s important to take extra care of your dentures, as you won’t be able to see your dentist or hygienist for routine care. We recommend you:
- Clean your dentures thoroughly every day. Clean them over a sink full of water in case you drop the denture
- Don't wear your dentures at night unless you've been advised to by your dentist. If so, make sure you take them out for at least two hours a day
- Use a denture cleaner, such as Steradent, once a week for a deep clean. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and ensure it's suitable for your type of denture
- Store them in a safe place and be extra careful with them. You won't be able to get a replacement denture during the coronavirus pandemic
If your dentures are loose, read our advice about managing loose dentures.
If your dentures are rubbing and causing ulcers, read our article about relieving mouth ulcers and other types of dental pain.