Your dentures represent a serious investment in restoring the appearance and full function of your mouth. Even if you only have dentures replacing your top or bottom teeth, they will still need to have a central focus as part of your oral hygiene routine.
Many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place as well as block out food particles. If a few food particles do happen to work their way into the space between the dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.
When you take your dentures out at the end of the day you will need to thoroughly rinse them to remove residual denture adhesive and plaque buildup. This will also provide a smooth, clean surface for reapplying denture adhesive the next day.
Once this is done you should brush all the surfaces of the dentures with soft bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You can then soak them overnight in water and keep them in a safe place. If you have denture implants you should also brush them and any locking hardware to remove plaque buildup.
You can also lightly brush your tongue and gums to remove bacteria, prevent bad breath, and refresh your mouth.
If you have questions about how to take care of your new dentures, please feel free to call us at 541-269-5353 to schedule an appointment.