The new set of dentures crafted at Carolina Avenue Dental Care is designed to fit snugly with the structure of your gums. By providing the unit with some daily care and cleaning, you can extend the overall lifespan of your dentures and preserve their comfortable fit.
Many denture wearers prize denture adhesive for its extra-secure hold and its 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.
It’s important to thoroughly rinse your dentures clean each night. It’s necessary to clear away residual denture adhesive to 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 partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
It could also help to add a tongue cleaning at the end of your daily oral hygiene routine. This will reduce the overall bacterial load in your mouth to reduce bad breath issues.
If you have concerns about how to maintain your new dentures, you can always call 843-899-5911 to speak to Dr. Craig Thomas or a staff member at Carolina Avenue Dental Care.