Daily Care and Cleaning Requirements for Your New Dentures

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At Family Smile Center LLC in Frederick, Maryland, Dr. Peter Cha and Dr. Danny Dinh are pleased to offer dentures to brighten your confident smile. Your new dentures are designed to completely restore the function and appearance of your compromised teeth. Even though your new dentures are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, there are still a few daily care and cleaning requirements that will help you maintain your appliance and oral health for a long period of time.

Many denture wearers use denture adhesives to secure their dentures in place. Adhesives also have the added benefit of helping block out food particles from getting stuck between the base of the dentures and your gums. If stray food particles work their way in, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh bead of adhesive.

You will need to give your dentures a thorough rinsing when you take them out of your mouth each night. This will help wash away residual denture adhesive and also provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then brush the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. You can then store your denture overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

If you still have natural teeth remaining in your smile, you should brush and floss them as a part of your regular daily oral hygiene routine. It might also help to brush your tongue to remove excess plaque and bacteria from your mouth.

If you have questions about how to take care of your new dentures in Frederick, Maryland, please call Family Smile Center LLC today at 301.663.9484 for a consultation. Our experienced team is here to help you have the confident, healthy smile you deserve!