It is expected that the use of removable dentures, which we apply following multiple tooth loss, will last at least 5 years. This period can be longer in patients who have good and regular oral care. For this reason, prosthetic teeth should be cleaned daily. Bacterial plaque formation is observed in dentures that are not cleaned regularly, leading to bad breath, gum disease and denture deterioration.

Food residue that gets between the denture as a result of daytime eating should be removed from the denture with effective cleaning. Between meals, the dentures must be washed with water. Effective cleaning should also be done before going to bed at night. Dentures can be brushed and washed with liquid soap or brushed with a special toothpaste and a soft brush with plenty of water. In addition, the denture can be placed in a glass of water containing a special cleaning tablet. When the denture is removed for cleaning, the inside of the mouth should be gently cleaned with a soft, wet toothbrush without pressure.

The most basic cleaning materials for dentures are water, soap and brush. However, there are special products suitable for daily cleaning, taking into account the sensitive nature of dentures. These cleaning products are special tablets or solutions that are sufficient for daily use. The frequency of use of tablets 3 or 5 days a week will be sufficient. A special toothpaste (low abrasive) and soft brushes are used to facilitate cleaning.

Denture cleaning tablets are products specially designed for daily use, easy to apply and allow for thorough cleaning. They prevent odours by acting on bacterial plaque with the substances contained in its contents and ensure the removal of stains formed. It must be used in accordance with the instructions for use so as not to damage the structure of the prosthesis.

In addition to all these, the denture must be kept in water so that its structure does not deteriorate. The denture can be stored in special denture boxes in normal water.

In particular, patients using full dentures should rest their oral tissues at night. Keeping the denture in the mouth overnight creates a closed environment. If the denture remains in the mouth every night, a fungal infection called candida can be observed in the areas under the denture. For this reason, the tissues must be relaxed and aired.