Care and Maintenance of Your Dentures
Caring for your dentures is different than caring for your natural teeth.
Good oral hygiene is essential to help maintain the health of any remaining teeth, as well as ensuring your gums stay healthy as well. However, you will need to alter your oral hygiene routine how that you have dentures or a partial.
Step 1: Secure Hold & More
A denture adhesive can help even those with well-fitting dentures feel more comfortable and confident. Even well-fitting dentures let in food particles, which can cause pain and irritation. A denture adhesive creates a seal between your dentures and gums to help seal out more food particles.
In addition, denture adhesives can provide a more secure fit, increase biting force, and improve your ability to chew hard to eat foods. Additionally, they give you more confidence when you start to speak with your new dentures.
Step 2: Deep Cleaning
We recommend that you take your dentures or partials out each night in order to give your gums a chance to rest. You can also use this time to clean them! Many denture cleaning products are available, and will work to kill odor causing bacteria and other microorganisms.