Over time, dental appliances like braces, dentures and the like will pick up stains and bacteria, so it’s important to clean not only your teeth but also the appliance.
BRACES: Keeping your mouth clean is important for everyone, but if you’re wearing braces, it’s essential. Braces can trap food and cause more plaque to build up than usual since they make it harder for your toothbrush to access the teeth. Taking proper care of your teeth and gums during orthodontic treatment is vital to avoid problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
DENTURES: It is important to treat your dentures like you would treat your natural teeth. You should keep them as clean as possible so that you don't lose any more teeth, or have inflamed gums or bacterial and fungal infections. We usually recommend that you clean them thoroughly last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, and after eating if you need to.