Your new set of dentures fitted by your dentist, Dr. Powell, is designed to fit securely with the natural structure of your mouth to restore the function and appearance of your missing teeth. With proper care and cleaning, you can increase the total lifespan of your dentures.
Many denture wearers use denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place. It also has the added benefit of helping prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.
Should a few stray food particles work their way in, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.
You should thoroughly rinse your dentures each night. 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 all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your dentures overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
Once this is done, you might also want to clean your tongue by brushing it with your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. This can help 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 West Jordan, UT, you can always call West Jordan Dental Office to ask a question.