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While dentures provide the benefits of replacing teeth, they are a more fragile than your original teeth. They can get ruined by a number of things. In order to protect them, you can perform the following.

Cleaning your dentures requires that you take them out, so keep a firm hold on them so they do not fall. They can break that easily.

You can place something soft on your bathroom counter so if it does drop, it can land safely. A towel can absorb some of the shock. Filling the sink with water can create a safe shock absorber as well.

Be mindful of the toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other cleaning materials you would use on the dentures. Hard bristled toothbrushes are too hard on dentures. Abrasive toothpastes and similar cleaning materials are also too hard on dentures. Whitening toothpaste is included in that list.

Items with bleach have some interesting but ultimately bad effects. Bleach can alter your dentures’ color and weaken their structural integrity. Anything with chlorine can cause corroding and tarnishes on metals, if your dentures have any, so be sure to watch for that.

Hot water is also bad for dentures. Placing them in hot water can warp dentures.

Other than that, do not be too concerned if your dentures seem to be wearing out. Like all things, they have their lifespan. However, you can extend that lifespan to the fullest by hearkening to these important suggestions

If you have any questions about your dentures, or if you are looking to get them, come to Arizona Dental in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Joe Gerard, our dentist will try to guide you to whatever will work for you. Just call 602-910-3860 to get in touch.