Wearing removable partial dentures replaces missing teeth in a comfortable, natural-looking way. To ensure maximum comfort and durability, take as good care of your dentures as you do your own teeth. Keeping your dentures properly maintained can help them last 5-10 years. At Adaptive Dental Associates, we are happy to help you maintain your partial dentures.
Product: So, what’s the best way to care for your investment? You will want to clean them every day. You can use a dental cleaner that our dentist recommends or use a product that has the American Dental Association seal of approval on the packaging. This helps to ensure that the product is both safe and effective. Some people have also used hand soap or dish soap successfully.
Brushing: You want to clean your denture every day to keep them from getting permanent stains. To remove plaque and oral debris, you can use denture brushes specifically shaped to fit your dentures for cleaning. A soft-bristled toothbrush can also be used effectively.
Cleaning: Begin by rinsing off food residue from the denture. Moisten the brush and add some denture cleaner or denture paste. Brush all surface areas gently so as not to damage the material or bend the attachments. Rinse completely.
You will want to remove your denture at night to give you gum tissue an opportunity to breathe. This helps keep them from becoming irritated and avoid inflammation of the tissue. Be sure to keep your denture in a solution while they are not in your mouth so that they continue to retain their shape for the best fit. You can soak them in a soaking solution or just warm water. Before putting them back in your mouth, rinse them well.
If you have questions about maintaining your denture in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, we invite you to give us a call at 908-847-4498. Our dentists, Dr. Adaptive Dental Associates and dental team are here to help you with your oral care!