Many people who suffer from missing teeth wear dentures or false teeth. Dentures can be full (when all the teeth on your upper or lower jaw are missing) or partial (when you still have one or more teeth remaining.) Dentures are attached to your gums with the help of a denture adhesive, such as Poligrip. It may take a few tries before you get the knack of inserting and removing your dentures. Remember to keep your dentures clean of adhesive when you're not wearing them.
- Skill level:
Things you need
- Denture cleanser
Swish water in your mouth.
Grip your dentures and use a gentle back-and-forth motion to remove them. Be careful not to drop them--they are breakable. It may help to place a towel on the bathroom counter while you remove them, just in case you do drop them.
Use a soft toothbrush and warm water to remove the Poligrip denture adhesive from your dentures. Never use hot water. This could cause your dentures to lose their shape.
Do not completely dry your dentures. Place them in denture cleanser after you clean the Poligrip off them.
Dampen a soft cloth. Use the cloth to gently wipe the Poligrip adhesive from your gums.
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