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If you have a set of dentures or want to get dentures, you may want to learn how to take care for them. If you neglect the dentures, then they could end up in shambles. We can replace them if needed, but to make this unnecessary, we would like to offer the following tips.

Dentures are fairly fragile. When you are cleaning them, you want to be careful so you do not drop them. Accidents can happen though; however, you can provide something soft for them to land on. A sink full of water can safely catch the dentures if they take a tumble. A folded towel can also be padded to provide a safe landing.

You may want to steer clear of cleaning your dentures with toothpaste and hard-bristled toothbrushes. Toothpaste is tough on plaque and easy on your enamel, but it may be too tough on the materials that make up the dentures. Hand soap may be a better alternative in this case. Hard-bristled toothbrushes can leave their mark on your dentures, meaning they can leave scratches. Fortunately, a soft-bristled brush should be gentle enough to clean the appliances up without making such a mess.

If your dentures do break despite your efforts, you are welcome to come to Summit Dental in Huntsville , Alabama, to get them fixed. Our dentist, Dr. Courtney Murray, can get the problem solved and help you figure out how to avoid it in the future. Feel free to call 256-251-2899, as we are always happy to help you with your dental needs.