Equipment Needed

Dentures Cup
Denture Brush

Denture Care

  1. Introduce self to the resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain procedure to resident.
  4. Line bottom of sink with a protective lining that would help prevent damage to the dentures (towel or washcloth, NO PAPER TOWELS).
  5. Put on gloves and remove dentures from cup.
  6. Handle dentures carefully to avoid damage or contamination.
  7. Wets tooth brush.
  8. Applya small amount of toothpaste and thoroughly brush dentures including the inner, outer, and chewing surfaces of upper and/or lower dentures. Toothettes may be utilized instead of a tooth brush as long as all of the required surfaces listed above are cleaned.
  9. Rinse dentures using clean COOL  water.
  10. Place dentures in rinsed denture cup.
  11. Add cool clean water to the rinsed denture cup.
  12. Clean and dry equipment and return to storage (denture brush/toothbrush handle).
  13. Discard protective lining in an appropriate container.
  14. Turn gloves inside out as they are removed and dispose of gloves in an appropriate container.
  15. Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions at all times.
  16. Leave call light or signaling device within easy reach of the resident.
  17. Identify that hands should be washed.

Skills key can be found on the D & S Video title page.