Oral care is something that all individuals must pay important attention to, regardless of age. As we get older, however, the way in which we take care of our teeth and gums will inevitably change. So is especially the case for many seniors with dentures.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, “It is important to clean your mouth and denture daily so your mouth will stay healthy. Soaking dentures in water or a denture cleaner is not enough. They must be brushed with a soft toothbrush or with a toothbrush made especially for dentures.”
But there’s, of course, more to it than just that. And to make sure that the older individuals in our lives are taking the proper steps to ensuring the utmost in oral health, the IDPH offered up a whole host of suggestions. In addition to brushing and massaging gums on a daily basis with a soft toothbrush and brushing remaining natural teeth, these recommendations should be followed:
1. Do not clean dentures with boiling water.
2. Clean all denture surfaces, both inside and outside, with a denture brush and denture cleaner that you can buy at a drug store. Do not