Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene Habits Also Helps Maintain a Comfortable Fit for Your Dentures

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Dr. Bart Deering designed your dentures to replace the basic function and appearance of your missing teeth. Even though the removable dental appliance will not suffer from tooth decay complications, it will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. This will help maintain your dentures and the health of the underlying gums.

Many denture wearers appreciate denture adhesive for the extra hold it provides and the ability to block out stray food particles from irritating their gums. On the rare occasion that a little food material does manage to work its way in you will need to remove your dentures and rinse them clean. Be sure to clear away any residual denture adhesive and dry the base with a clean paper towel before applying a fresh bead of denture adhesive.

Each night before bed, you will need to take your dentures out to give them a thorough cleaning. This starts with a vigorous rinse to wash away residual denture adhesive while also providing a smooth surface to re-apply the denture adhesive the next day.

You will also need to clean all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft- bristled toothbrush and a little non-abrasive denture polish. You can then store your dentures overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

If you have questions or concerns about how to properly maintain your dentures, you can always call 972-271-4545 to consult with a member of the staff at Bart Deering DDS.