Should dental plates be removed at night?

  • We recommend removing your dentures at least twice a day to allow massaging of the supporting tissue thereby encouraging adequate blood flow to that tissue. However, we appreciate that you may not wish to leave your dental plates out for extended periods, so during your cleaning routines simply massage the supporting tissue.
  • Some people build up tarter on their dentures just as they would on their natural teeth. If plaque is not removed properly it can react with your saliva and harden into tarter. As with your own teeth, you will not be able to remove this tarter completely yourself and eventually it can make dental appliances uncomfortable and unsightly. We can remove this tarter in our laboratory using a professional cleaning machine.