Your new partial denture was created from very durable materials to give it the durability and ability to replace your missing teeth. Providing the removable dental appliance with daily care and cleaning will help maximize its lifespan as well as preserve the health of your gums and surrounding teeth.
Many partial wearers like to use denture adhesive for a little additional hold. If a little fugitive food matter manages to work its way into the space between your partial and your gums, it will need to be dealt with. While it might prove to be a small nuisance at first, this could irritate the gums.
In a situation like this, you should take the appliance out of your mouth and thoroughly rinse the unit. You should then dry it with clean paper towels before applying a fresh bead of denture adhesive.
You will also need to give your partial a thorough rinse during your evening oral hygiene routine. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive as well as provide a clean surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next morning.
Once this is done, you should brush your partial 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 per your daily oral hygiene routine. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial. Maintaining healthy gums in this area will help the partial fit comfortably.
If you have questions about how to properly care for and clean your new partial denture in Mesa, Arizona, you can always call 480-830-8946 to speak to Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen or a helpful member of our staff at Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen.