Why You Need to Soak Your DenturesThe first reason to soak your dentures is to help clean them. You need to brush them just like you did your original teeth, but you also want to soak them overnight. This is done in a special solution to help fortify the denture material and clean out any microbes left in the dentures.
The next reason to soak your dentures is to rest your mouth. Dentures take a toll on your gums. This requires your mouth to get a bit of a breather after wearing them all day long. This helps your gums heal if there is any type of irritation on your gums, and it allows your gums and subsequent jaw to slowly move to best fit into the dentures.
Finally, your dentures need to remain moist. This is done by soaking them each night. More often than not, people who wear dentures do not have as much saliva as those who do not wear dentures. This means that the dentures are more likely to be dry at the end of the day. Soaking helps replenish their moisture, and protects your mouth.
To find out more about soaking your dentures, ask your prosthodontist. They can explain the benefits you get more thoroughly. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (219) 250-1163.