How to Remove Denture Cream from Your Dentures and Gums
Posted on 6/14/2021 by Dr. Hallas
Denture creams are useful in keeping your newly fitted dentures in place, preventing their movement around the mouth. If you apply denture cream, you should clean your mouth and dentures in the evening to remove the denture cream. If left to accumulate, this cream will cause an unpleasant feeling in the mouth and bad breath. Unfortunately, most people are unable to completely get rid of this cream, which is why we will give you tips on how to go about this process. To start with, you should rinse your mouth and dentures with water or mouthwash, then brush your gums and dentures.
Rinse Your Mouth with Water
After removing your dentures, you should rinse your mouth with warm water severally to wash away the remaining residue. This should take about a minute each time, during which you should hold the water in your mouth to remove the cream. You can also use an alcohol mouthwash to remove the cream. Mouthwash acts by loosening the cream and leaves you with a fresh breath. To remove the cream from your dentures, soak them in warm or cold water and use an electric toothbrush to scrub the residue from the denture using firm pressure. This scrubbing will loosen the cream and facilitate its removal.
Brush Your Gums and Dentures
If the cream does not come out after washing, you can use a soft-bristled brush to remove the cream. To do this, put a small amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush and gently brush your dentures and gums in a circular motion, paying particular attention to the spots containing the cream. An electric toothbrush will also be ideal in brushing your gums and will offer additional massage to your gums, improving salivary flow and blood circulation. For more details on denture cleaning and maintenance, contact our office today.
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