The custom set of removable dentures fitted for you by Dr. Robert Wagner and his staff represent a significant investment in replacing your missing teeth. Providing them with concerted care and cleaning on a daily basis will not only maximize their lifespan, but it will ensure a comfortable fit with your gums.
Many denture wearers prefer to use denture adhesive for the extra-secure hold it provides. This also has the added benefit of helping prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you do have some stray food matter invade the base of the dentures, you should thoroughly rinse the entire set clean. After drying it with a clean paper towel, you should then reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive to the newly cleaned surface.
It’s also important to rinse your dentures thoroughly at the end of each day. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and plaque buildup 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 partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
It might also be a good idea to brush your tongue to reduce the overall bacterial load in your mouth and reduce your chances of having bad breath.
If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you can always call 954-566-5428 to speak to a member of our Ultimate Smile Dental staff.