Your new complete set of dentures represents a serious investment in restoring the basic function and appearance of your missing teeth. It was created at Dr. Anthony Gonzalez’s dental lab from special materials that will not be affected by the bacterial presence of tooth decay.
Yet your dentures will still need some daily care and cleaning to maintain them and the health of your gums. If you are lax in your daily oral hygiene routine it could cause your dentures to feel loose and lead to issues with the health of your gums.
While your dentures were designed to fit the structure of your gums, many denture wearers appreciate a little denture adhesive. This is especially helpful if you’ve had issues with oral atrophy. and the ability to prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums. If stray food particles do infiltrate the area you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.
You will need to thoroughly rinse your dentures clean each night. It’s necessary to clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then brush all 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.
Including a simple tongue cleaning at the end of the day can also be helpful. This will reduce the overall bacterial population in your mouth to help prevent bad breath.
If you are in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area and you have questions about how to clean and maintain your new dentures you can always call 361-387-1507 to speak to a staff member at Anthony Gonzalez, DDS.