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Your new denture is designed to replace the function and appearance of your missing teeth. By cleaning and caring for it daily, you will maximize its lifespan and keep your surrounding teeth and gums healthy.

Many people with a denture like to use denture adhesive for added hold. This has the added benefit of helping block out food particles. If a few food particles get stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.

When you take your dentures out each night, you should rinse it thoroughly. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You should then brush your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste, like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

Then, you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth as part of your usual daily oral hygiene routine. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth that are surrounding your denture. Maintaining healthy gums can help secure the denture’s firm fit.

If you have questions about how to take care of your new partial, you can always call Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center in Thomasville, Georgia, at 1-800-521-7275 to seek further advice from your dentist, Dr. McFatter.