How should I remove my dentures?

As your denture adhesive absorbs excess water, the hold will loosen.

Here are some tips to help you break the seal between the adhesive and your gum tissue:

  • Swish your mouth with warm water or a mouthwash.
  • For the lower denture, pull gently while applying a rocking motion.
  • For the upper denture, place your thumb against the front teeth and press upward and outward toward your nose.
  • If you do not have success with these, you can seek medical assistance in a hospital emergency room or a 24-hour dental service.

CAUTION: To avoid injury, do not use any object except your fingers (not your fingernails) to loosen the denture.

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