Is it OK to Sleep with Dentures?

There may be a lot of queries concerning what you can and cannot do with your new teeth when you receive your new dentures. You may be wondering about meals and activities to do while you are awake, but what about before bed? Is it possible to sleep wearing whole or partial dentures? with fact, can I wear my partial denture to bed and what happens if I sleep with my dentures are two of the most often asked topics at our clinic!

We know that new dentures mean a lot of questions, which is why we have written this article to address some of the questions about sleeping with dentures. This article will explain and answer some of the questions like ‘is it ok to sleep with your dentures in’ so that you can rest easy at night.

If we haven’t answered your question as fully as you would like, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we are here to answer any questions that you may have about your dentures.

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Is it ok to sleep with dentures in?

Although wearing dentures may boost your self-esteem and improve your oral health, the general consensus is that you shouldn’t wear your dentures to bed.

It is advised that you take out your dentures at night to give your gums a break when it comes to sleeping in them. It is still preferable to remove partial dentures, even if you are wondering if you can sleep with them in your mouth. Any kind of denture has the potential to cause problems, so it is best to err on the side of caution.

Studies have shown that wearing dentures during sleep results in a higher risk of disease and illness such as pneumonia, while there was also a higher risk of issues such as gum and tongue plaque, gum inflammation, and issues with oral hygiene.

In addition, if you are not taking your dentures out at night and brushing and caring for your gums you are creating a breeding ground for oral bacteria and fungi which can cause issues with smells and irritation. So in answer to the question of ‘can you wear false teeth to bed’ the answer is that you should avoid it if you can.

How to care for your dentures when you are in bed

The topic of whether or not to wear dentures to bed has been covered, but what to do with your dentures while you sleep is still up for debate! Denture wearers may have infections and bacterial buildup if their dentures are left in overnight. Even though you won’t be sleeping with your dentures, you still need to give them some overnight care.

A good daily cleaning regimen is essential to maintaining the health of your dentures. To ensure that your dentures are fresh and clean for your morning routine, you should remove any bacteria or plaque that may have accumulated on them over night.

Your cleaning routine should include:

  • Brushing your dentures to clean them
  • Soaking your dentures overnight in warm (not hot) water
  • Rinsing your dentures in the morning before you put them back in your mouth

Your Dentaire Smile Studio professional can help you learn more about your care and maintenance routine. And remember, don’t sleep with your dentures in overnight – take them out and clean them and keep yourself safe from bacteria and infection.

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