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A complete or partial denture provided by our dentists is designed to replace the physical presence and replicate the basic function of your missing teeth. Practicing some consistent oral hygiene measures will help maintain the unit as well as the health of your gums.

The removable dental appliance was designed to fit the structure of your gums. Yet many denture wearers like to use a little denture adhesive to lock the unit in place and prevent stray food particles from irritating the underlying gums.

If stray food particles do infiltrate the area you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.

Your will need to thoroughly rinse the denture when you take it out at night. It’s important to clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive the next day.

Next, you should brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive toothpaste. The denture should then be stored overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

If you are in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and you have questions about how to clean and maintain your new dentures you can always call 502-893-5677 to speak to Dr. Zanger, Dr. Wathen, Dr. Taylor, or a member at First Care Dental.