Your new set of dentures is designed to effectively restore the function and appearance of your missing teeth. By including them as an important part of your daily oral hygiene regimen, you can ensure that your appliance will serve you for many years to come.
Many denture wearers like the additional security provided by denture adhesives. If you do have food particles wedged between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the appliance and wash any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.
When you take your dentures out at night, you should thoroughly rinse them to remove any residual denture adhesive and plaque buildup. Then, you should brush all of the surfaces of the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.
It’s also a good idea to brush and clean your tongue. This can help loosen bacteria from the rough surfaces, which will freshen your breath and reduce plaque buildup.
If you have questions about how to take care of your new set of dentures in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, you can always call us at 843-884-1215 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Haefner today.