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What should you do to the sink to help prevent damaging the dentures when cleaning a resident's dentures?




This question is part of Module 4: Assisting with Activities of Daily Living
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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E.Ruth

E.Ruth

Answered Feb 19, 2018

When you are tasked to clean the dentures of a patient or resident, it is advisable to make sure that the sink that you are using is filled with water, so that if you accidentally drop the dentures while cleaning, the water on the sink will break the fall and prevent the dentures from breaking.

Alternatively, if you are cleaning the dentures in a location where a sink is not available, you may place a soft folded towel on your workplace to act as a safety net in case you drop it. It is recommended that you handle a patient’s denture with extreme care, due to the fact that dentures are classified as fragile and can break easily.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Mar 03, 2017

You must fill the sink with water so if the dentures fall they would not break
 

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