Your new dentures created for you were designed to mimic the appearance and function of your missing teeth. Dr. Robert Berry’s clinic in Broomfield, Colorado, want you to take the steps needed to clean and maintain this removable dental appliance, so you can maximize their lifespan and ensure a comfortable fit with your gums.
Applying a small bead of denture adhesive will help lock your dentures in place while also blocking food material out. If some food particles do manage to infiltrate the base of the dentures you should thoroughly rinse them away. You can then dry them with a clean paper towel and apply a fresh bead of denture adhesive.
You will also need to thoroughly clean your dentures when you take them out at the end of the day. Start by rinsing away residual denture adhesive before brushing all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and a little non-abrasive toothpaste. You can store the dentures overnight by soaking it in water and tucking them away in a safe spot.
If you’ve had issues with bad breath caused by plaque buildup you might also want to clean your tongue. This can be by brushing your tongue with your toothbrush or using a special tongue scraper. Removing excess bacteria from the rough surfaces of your tongue can go a long way to reduce bad breath problems.
If you live in the Broomfield, Colorado, area, and you have a question about how to clean your new set of dentures, call (303) 731-7755 to speak to someone at Mountain Aire Dentistry. Our dental team want to help bring your best smile!