How to look after your dentures

Dentures are a very common solution to missing teeth, particularly for patients missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Whether you are new to dentures or have worn them for many years, it's really important to understand how to care for them to increase their longevity for years to come.

Just like with natural teeth dentures are susceptible to plaque and food build up. Denture care is important to keep your gums and any remaining teeth healthy.

A day in the life of a dental nurse

A dental nurse's responsibilities are complex and we thought you might like to know what their day involves.

Our day starts with making tea, most importantly caffeine fuels a nurse. We then start setting up our surgeries obviously washing our hands first using the correct hand washing techniques which are displayed around the practice. We start by turning on all the equipment and making sure it's in full working order.

The full cleaning and sterilisation process is explained below

Have you ever wondered where your nurse is going when you see her dashing off with a box in her hands?

She's taking the dirty instruments to our dedicated decontamination room where they will be thoroughly cleaned and sterilised in accordance with the Department of Health HTM0-105 guidelines we adhere to.