It’s hard to grow up without hearing, “Do you have everything you need?” Your mom or dad might have said this as you run out the door for school, sports practice, or work. Of course, their concern is that you won’t get the most out of baseball practice without a glove, or school without a pencil. Early on we are taught the importance of being prepared. The same can be said about caring for dentures. You need all the right tools necessary to properly clean and maintain your prosthesis. Keep reading to learn why a denture brush will be your new favorite tool!
What is a Denture Brush?
This is a toothbrush that is specifically designed for cleaning dentures with bristles arranged in a way to fit the shape of your prosthesis. It usually has two separate heads on either side: one side is flat with a soft-bristled head for use on smooth surfaces of your dentures. The other side is a single-tuft head made from tapered bristles ideal for hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.
Your denture brush should also have an ergonomically designed handle with texture to gain a good grip. This will ensure you can clean your dentures thoroughly.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Denture Brush?
The biggest advantage to using a denture brush is that it has soft bristles that can effectively remove food particles without scratching your prosthesis. Dentures are typically made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination of the two.
Both materials used can be easily scratched. This creates an opportunity for food particles and bacteria to adhere to and grow within the scratches. If this bacteria is left on for too long, it can result in bad breath and gum inflammation.
Additionally, the denture brush’s uniquely shaped, single-tuft head allows you to brush comfortably inside the artificial gum area, which is usually a hotbed for food and bacteria.
How Should I Clean My Dentures?
A lot of dentures are simply difficult to clean. Even with a denture brush there still may be hard to reach areas in the interior of the appliance. If this is the case, don’t try using your toothbrush. You won’t see better results and you could damage your dentures. Instead, use a “denture bath” between brushing sessions with soaking solution that has ADA approval. This will gently remove food and bacteria to keep your prosthesis clean and your mouth healthy.
Cleaning your dentures with a denture brush will ensure you are taking the best care of them as you can. They not only clean your prosthesis amazingly, but they also keep it safe so you can get the most out of your smile!
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Walter K. Kulick and his team of skilled dentists are ready to help care for you today. He believes in personalized care where he develops a treatment plan specific to you and your dental needs. He is no stranger to dentures and partials at Coral Springs Dentistry. If you have any questions or comments, he can be reached by phone at (954) 341-0500.