Your New Dentures Need Daily Oral Hygiene Care
Posted April 10, 2017.
The custom set of dentures fitted for you by Dr. Scott Barnett have been designed to replace your missing or compromised teeth. This set of “false teeth” are set into a pink base that mimics the appearance of natural gum tissue. It also matches the shape of your gum structure for a firm, natural fit.
Even with this custom connection, denture wearers like to secure their dentures in place with a little denture adhesive. This helps hold the unit firmly in place.
If you have food particles come between your dentures and the base of your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.
Every night when you take your dentures out, you should thoroughly rinse the base to free any residual denture adhesive and plaque. You should then brush the surfaces and contours of the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.
While you still have the brush in your hand, you might want to also consider brushing your tongue. Along with a vigorous rinse of antiseptic mouthwash, it will help remove bacteria and plaque to improve oral hygiene and prevent chronic bad breath problems.
If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your new set of dentures in Pell City, Alabama, you can always call Pell City Dental Center PC at 205-884-2370 to seek further advice from Dr. Scott Barnett.