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Your dentist, Dr. Natalya Ramsay, designed your new dentures to replace the function of your lost teeth. While it is made from materials that are not susceptible to tooth decay, the denture will still need to be cleaned and maintained as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.
Many custom denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an added hold while also helping to block out food particles. If a few food particles get stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.
If food particles do work their way in, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.
When you take your dentures out at night, you should rinse away all residual denture adhesive. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then brush the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
If your dentures are only replacing one set of teeth, you should brush and floss your remaining natural teeth as part of your regular daily oral hygiene routine. It might also help to brush your tongue so you can remove excess plaque and bacteria for fresher breath.
If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures in McMinnville, Oregon, you can always call 503-472-1402 to seek advice from our Evans Street Dental Center team.