Your new dentures created at Pearl Smile Dental’s Fort Worth, Texas clinic have been designed to replicate your missing set of teeth. The materials used for the false teeth and gums will not be susceptible to bacterial tooth decay problems. Yet you will still need to apply some simple measures to ensure the longevity of your dentures and the health of your gums.
While the unit will fit firmly with the underlying gum structure, you might still want to apply a little denture adhesive to the base. Not only will it help to lock the dentures in place throughout your day it can also block food material from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If a small piece of food does infiltrate the base of the dentures, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.
It’s important that you rinse your dentures at the end of each day to help clear away residual denture adhesive while also providing 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.
With your dentures cleaned and put away, you can brush your tongue with a toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. Removing excess bacterial matter can go a long way to reduce bad breath issues.
If you were fit for a set of dentures at Pearl Smile Dental’s Fort Worth, Texas clinic and you have questions about how to best clean and care for them, you can always call 817-921-3400 to seek further advice.