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Basic Information to Help You Maintain Your New Set of Dentures

Your new custom, removable dentures represents a serious investment in restoring the function of multiple missing teeth. While they are invulnerable to the effects of tooth decay, your denture will still require some routine care and cleaning to maintain them in the long-term.

Many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place. It also has the added benefit of preventing stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.

If food particles do work their way in, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.

Each night, you should give your dentures a thorough rinsing when you take them out of your mouth. 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 every surface of your denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your appliance overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

If you only have dentures replacing one set of teeth, whether upper or lower, 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 to 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 Claremont, California, you can always call 909-624-1111 to ask your dentist, Dr. German Jaquez, a question.

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For more information and to set up your next professional dental exam and teeth cleaning in Claremont, California, we welcome you to contact us today at 909-624-1111. We look forward to caring for your smile!

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