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Can You Sleep With Dentures In?

When to take dentures out and when to leave them in
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Aug 2, 2021

When you first get dentures, it’s important to learn everything you need to know about how to clean and take care of them. This will not only help your dentures last longer but can also help to keep your mouth healthier. One of the first questions that many people ask upon getting dentures is whether they can sleep with their dentures in.

The short answer is no, you shouldn’t sleep with your dentures in. However, there are exceptions to that rule.

Why Should You Take Out Your Dentures at Night?

It’s recommended that you remove your dentures at night for two reasons. The first is to give your gums a chance to rest. If you leave your dentures in for too long, your gums can become inflamed and irritated. Plus, you’ll be at a higher risk for developing diseases, including pneumonia and oral health problems.

The second reason you should take your dentures out at night is to have the opportunity to clean them thoroughly. If you don’t take the time to clean them properly, then the dentures can collect plaque and bacteria, which is harmful to your oral health.

When Should You Sleep With Your Dentures In?

The only time you should sleep with your dentures in is at the request of your dentist. When you first get your dentures, your dentist may recommend that you wear them for a full twenty-four hours before removing them so that they can act as a bandage for teeth that were removed. However, you should always make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions.

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