Make sure you keep good habits with your oral hygiene and take care of your dentures, and it will be much less likely you’ll find them to be a source of pain.
Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Cleaning your dentures every night - as well as the roof of your mouth and any areas covered by your dentures - helps prevent denture pain from infections such as yeast, thrush or other irritations caused by bacteria. Dentures should be soaked overnight in water, a denture cleaner, or solution to loosen debris so that it can be brushed away in the morning.
Most denture pain is caused by bacteria being present in the mouth, on the denture, and against the roof of the mouth under where the denture is worn. When bacteria are not removed effectively and the denture is worn for an extended amount of time, redness or yeast infections can develop.