The complete denture provided to you by Dr. Gustavo Ruiz and his associates has been designed to replicate your missing or compromised teeth. Even though it was created from special materials that will not succumb to tooth decay, you will still need to provide the dental appliance with some daily care and cleaning.
Not only will it extend the denture’s lifespan but it will also help you to maintain healthy gums. If you are lax in your daily oral hygiene routine it could cause your dentures to feel loose and lead to periodontal health concerns.
Denture adhesive is popular with many denture wearers. It can be especially beneficial if you’re developing issues with oral atrophy. and the ability to prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums. If stray food particles do infiltrate the area you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.
It’s important to rinse your denture each night to clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface to 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.
If you’ve been struggling with chronic bad breath problems, you might want to also try brushing or scraping your tongue to remove excess plaque. If you are in the Tampa, Florida, area and you have questions about how to clean and maintain your new dentures you can always call 813-289-3640 to speak to a staff member at Periodontal and Implant Esthetics.