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  • You should not wear loose dentures. Have them checked immediately. Loose dentures can cause excessive friction and pressure toward the gum tissue and bones, resulting in painful sore spots and bone shrinkage.

  • Dentures can warp if placed in hot water.

  • Dentures can change shape if they dry out. When not in use, cover dentures with water or a denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.

  • Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture toothbrush with round-ended bristles. Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive, and will scratch your dentures. Rinse with cold water.

  • Your mouth is constantly changing. Inspect your denture often for worn teeth. Be sure to visit your denture professional regularly as part of your recommended check-up schedule.

  • Some medications can affect denture fit and wearability so be sure to discuss this with your doctor and denture professional.

  • Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.

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