Basic Instructions for Daily Denture Care

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The dentures fitted for you at Gilbert Fernandez, DDS, Inc. represent a serious investment in restoring the full function of your mouth. Providing the unit with daily care and conscientious cleaning will extend its lifespan and allow you to enjoy full oral function.

Many denture wearers use denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place. It also has the added benefit of helping prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.

It’s important to rinse your dentures each evening. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish to brush all of the denture surfaces. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

Once this is done, you might also want to clean your tongue by brushing it with your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. This can help remove excess plaque and bacteria for a fresher breath.

If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you can always call 505-898-8063 to speak with Dr. Gilbert Fernandez or a member of the staff at Gilbert Fernandez, DDS, Inc..