New Denture Care Guidelines – Oral Health Foundation

Summary of guidelines

The guidelines are supported by best evidence and based on consensus from key international experts.

Four key steps to optimal denture care, summarised in the above graphic and available in full here, were concluded:

 

  1. Daily cleaning of the dentures using mechanical action – brushing with a toothbrush or denture brush and an effective, non-abrasive denture cleanser (no dentifrice).
  2. Daily soaking in a denture-cleansing solution – this seems to deliver extra chemical breakdown of the remaining plaque and some level of disinfection of the denture. Denture-cleansing solutions should only be used outside the mouth, and denture wearers should strictly follow the manufacturers’ guidelines.
  3. Denture wearers should not keep their dentures in the mouth overnight, unless there are specific reasons for keeping them in. This guideline is even more important for people at a higher risk of developing stomatitis and for frail or institutionalised older people. Soaking in a denture cleanser solution after mechanical cleaning seems to be beneficial for preventing denture stomatitis and the potential risk of pneumonia events in these groups of people.
  4. All patients who wear removable dentures should be enrolled into a regular recall and maintenance programme with their dental professional.

Caring For Your Teeth

Have you ever wondered if you’re doing the best you can to take care of your Oral Health?

These Frequently Asked Questions from the Oral Health Foundation will let you know if there’s anything more you can be doing to look after your smile.

Check out these links to answer your questions:

 

Mouth Cancer Action Month

 

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In the UK, more than 7,000 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. The disease has grown by a third in the last decade and remains one of very few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years… that’s why Mouth Cancer Action Month is so important.

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Do you know the changes in the mouth that you should be aware of? Be Mouthaware!

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Make sure you know the Mouth Cancer risk factors…

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Do you drink alcohol? Check the new government guidelines…

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For more info and to find out more about how you can prevent Mouth Cancer, visit http://www.mouthcancer.org.